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George Carlin - Jammin' in New York

4.7 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

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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Product Details

  • Actors: George Carlin
  • Directors: Rocco Urbisci
  • Writers: George Carlin
  • Producers: George Carlin, Rocco Urbisci, Bob Livengood, Brenda Carlin, Jerry Hamza
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Mpi Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 29, 2006
  • Run Time: 59 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FFJZOW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,982 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "George Carlin - Jammin' in New York" on IMDb

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By G. Moore on August 30, 2006
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This is one of my favorite Carlin DVD! I think if you like George Carlin and think he's funny, you should buy this DVD and you'll realize he's very very funny and a pure genious! I also suggest you pick up "Life is worth losing" Carlin's next DVD soon to be released. I don't get offended about anything Carlin says but in that one i got offended with like 2 things he said. Then he explained more and i just realized how stupid i was. Carlin is always making you step back as a human being to look at yourself and people as a whole. Look at how ignorant we sometimes act but at the same time talking about all the little things that we all do but never talk about. BUY THIS DVD i have 11 george carlin HBO specials and i never will regret paying a penny for them.
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If you want to laugh in hysterics and relate to ordinary every day life, you will want to watch this video. Carlin does it again, as he describes words and phrases in relation to air travel and more. He is one of the best comedians of over two decades and after seeing Jammin' In New York (1992) for the first time, I do not at all regret this purchase. This one should be in any Carlin fan's, albeit, comedy-lover's video collection. Enjoy!
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By A Customer on May 14, 2003
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This video is a perfect example as to why George Carling is known as such a great comedian. His opinions reflect your opinions you're yo scared to share. His acts are funny, as well as very intelligent. Every word he says we can relate to. When he performs, you know he is passionate in it. I'd reccomend this to evryone.
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George Carlin outdid himself with this one. No matter how many times I watch it or listen to it on audio tape (recorded from tv) I laugh hysterically. His part about the airports and other 'universal similarities' will ring a bell for everyone!
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George Carlin is one of my favorite stand-up comedians--certainly in the top four--and I own all of his DVDs. "Jammin' in New York" (1991) is not one of his best. It's not as funny because George is angrier in this one, raving and bloviating -- a curmudgeon who has veered too far off his own track. There's less profanity and fewer of his down and dirty jokes. He's anti-everything in this outing. If you're a golfer, don't even go near this one because George wants to turn all of the thousands of golf courses into places to build homes for the homeless. Golf to him is an inane, elitist sport.
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.
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Another perfect work by George Carlin. Mr. Carlin has this rare ability to make me laugh and think. " I got this
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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The late George Carlin gave a great performance in this DVD. Anyone familiar with George Carlin, knows that he is one of the greats of comedy. He tells it like it is in a funny way without being insulting...
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the best carlin ever , but a slightly different edit than the original version that was recorded the old fashioned way off hbo onto a vhs tape . but still brilliant . air marshal carlin has a problem with previewing this review because there's too much use of the prefix pre.
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