AKA On Location Phoenix 1978. Performing at the Celebrity Star Theater in Phoenix on July 23, Carlin mesmerizes his audience in the second of his HBO specials. The show was originally planned as part of a concert/sketch movie, The Illustrated George Carlin, that never came to fruition. The routines include: Death, Kids & Parents, Newscast #2, Time and Al Sleet, and the Hippy-Dippy Weatherman.
Carlin's material here can be found on his records and tapes at the time and from his previous HBO special. His delivery is much slower than in his later life. However, I'd forgotten how much of a physical comedian George could be. And what was with all the people in the audience getting up and leaving? Nice to see George's first wife, Brenda (who sadly would die of cancer in 1997.) Although this is not one of George's best comedy specials, it's still miles better than 90% of all comedians. He is sadly missed.