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George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? 2003

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4.0 out of 5 stars (28) IMDb 8.4/10

"What Am I Doing In New Jersey," George Carlin's 6th HBO stand-up concert special;aired as a live broadcast from the Park Theater in Union City;New Jersey and includes the classic routines "Cars & Driving II," "Reagan's Gang;Church People;and American Values," "People I Can Do Without," and "Keeping People Alert." Robert Altman makes a special guest appearance.

Starring:
George Carlin, Robert N. Altman
Runtime:
58 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Documentary, Comedy
Director Bruce Gowers
Starring George Carlin, Robert N. Altman
Supporting actors Lloyd Lindsay Young
Studio MPI Home Video
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format: DVD
This is the first special in which George actually expresses his political beliefs, and because of that I believe that this is one of his best. If it wasn't proven that George was a genius before, this one does it. It's funny as all hell, so do yourself a favor and go out and buy this one today.
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It's always a joy to see comedian George Carlin in action. Just when you think he cannot come up with anything more outrageous or funny, he surprises us every time. While I admit that I love his new stuff, I have to say I'm really a bigger fan of his older material. The man's funny either way, but still I love hearing his older material. So you can imagine how happy I was to find "George Carlin: What am I Doing in New Jersey?" on DVD.
I owned the album to this comedy concert for quite some time. In fact, I think it's one of his albums that I listen to the most. So it was great to finally see the stuff performed. As funny as he is on CD, his facial expressions are priceless. In this special he talks about everything from Ronald Regan to bumper stickers; from toll booths to keeping people in line; from cars and driving to singles bars, and a whole lot more.
There was hardly a single minute where I didn't find myself laughing. You can tell he really loves what he does and the man takes chances. He's not your typical comedian. The stuff he did back then was considered very controversial. Now, he's still a brilliant comedian who never seems to run out of ideas.
The DVD is great, being that the picture and sound quality is pretty good for it being so old. There's no extras available, which is a shame. I wouldn't mind seeing a documentary or two, or even a recent Carlin interview. Still, it is a high quality DVD nonetheless.
"George Carlin: What am I Doing in New Jersey?" is a must-have for any Carlin fan. Don't' even question or think about it. Just pick it up and enjoy the ride. I really wished there were more comedians like him, but what can you do? That's why he stands out so much. He's a man who can never be duplicated. This is a great comedy special that had me laughing from start to finish.
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It's definitely not one of his best. The first part of the show(People I could do without) wasn't very funny all, but the worst part about that was his 'list' took up way too much time of the show. Made me wonder if he was going to move on to the funnier part, just kept waiting. The rest of the show was pretty good, but, could have been better. It will be a while before I watch it again,and I love his stuff, always have. I just expected more.
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Maybe I'm spoiled by his later stuff, but this one just didn't seem like it was worth the money. For the first 20 minutes after he got on stage he just seemed to bomb, and bad. I actually felt bad for the guy. It got better after that, but not by much. When the show ended I was thinking "what, that's IT?". Quite a let-down for me.
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As long as this disc was not scratched, I knew this would be a 5 star rating. George Carlin is classic on this disc and I'm so happy to have it in my possession. Shipped quickly and was a value for his timeless comedy!
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George Carlin is hands down my favorite comedian. This and "You Are All Diseased" are my top two fav performances that Carlin has done. I could sit and watch this over and over...never gets old! I still can't believe he is gone. :( R.I.P. George Carlin!
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Format: DVD
Another one of the HBO specials.

The humor in this one may seem somewhat dated at first, but if you think about it, the comments about the Reagan Administration fit the Bush administration almost as well. And status-conscious car phones have given way to the ubiquitous cell phone or Blue Tooth. But on the whole, unless you are simply too young, you will find the humor still quite relevant.

Yes, Carlin says those seven words a lot, but frankly, that's no longer unusual. Enjoy his creativity, his incredible mugging and body language, and have a good time.
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By A Customer on January 16, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Works from the late 80's - Mostly about topics such as health trends, driving, and Reaganism hypocrisy. This features the emergence of the openly "angry" Carlin we've seen in the past decade. Here he starts using more openly violent tones and language than in the 70's especially in the "Driving" skit and "Reagan" skit. He even bridges many skits by dismissing the earlier one, saying "That's enough of that!"
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