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George Carlin - Jammin' in New York
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When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is 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.
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A funny stream is his riff on airline trips, and he is very sharp targeting those announcements that drive you nuts. When he goes off a long rant about the indestructibility of Planet Earth toward the end of his performance, you sense that the comedian has surrendered to contentiousness, and you can hear him losing his audience. His harangues get tiresome. There are thin lines between satire, comedy, and polemics, and in this one he's lost that delicate balance.
His delivery and inventiveness (he's a perceptive, shrewd dude) are, as usual, great. This one isn't as political as some.
What to look for is his take on how aggressive the U.S. is, how willing to wage war against non-whites. This DVD focuses on the Gulf War. Local drinking water and the first George Bush are also subjects for discussion. Not a great DVD but a lot better than many of the efforts of other comics.
thing I do. It's called thinking." Mr. Carlin made this country a better place to live. Why ? Because he made
us laugh. We need to laugh. Laughter is good for ya. He also makes ya think. Something people sometimes find it
hard to do. If I had my way every American, especially the Americans who choose to go into politics would have to
listened hard to George Calin. Mr. Carlin, where ever you are, thank you.
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I saw George, live, about 2 months before he passed. He's one-of-a-kind. I love the way he takes true circumstances, and turns them into hilarious comedy. This show is great.Published 1 month ago by A. R. Clarkson
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