George Carlin: Jammin' in New York

George Carlin: Jammin' in New York

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When George Carlin was asked which HBO concert was his favorite, his answer was always, “Jammin’ In New York.” The reasons are several: It was his first HBO show done live; it was the first he had done in his hometown, New York City; and it was the largest audience he had ever worked before: 6,500. But Carlin says it also represented a newfound sophistication in his writing. “It was the first time I had done truly extended pieces consisting of separate sections all flowing together. It was a big leap for me.” The show, taped at the Paramount Theater in Madison Square Garden and winner of the 1992 CableACE Award, is a perfect blend of biting social commentary and more gently-observed observational pieces. Routines include: “Rockets and Penises in the Persian Gulf,” “Little Things We Share,” “Airline Announcements,” “Golf Courses for the Homeless,” and “The Planet is Fine (The People are Screwed).”
Starring George Carlin
Director Rocco Urbisci