"You Are All Diseased" is a new collection of Carlin comedy never before seen on home video. The hilarious routines include "Airport Security," "Fear of Germs," "More Things That Are Pissing Me Off," "American Bullshit," " Businessmen," "Religion" and "There Is No God."
I don't know why Amazon lists this as 2003, the IMDb says 1999. This is OK; not his best stuff. A long bit about airport security (pre-9/11) and another about school shootings do not stand the test of time. In fact, events over the past 17 years have rendered most of these jokes decidedly unfunny and in extremely poor taste. Carlin was a comedian and not a fortune teller however so he can't be blamed for the awkwardness of this special.
George Carlin has been a long time favorite of mine. I think that he is simply one of the greatest comedians in the world. (Just so you get a glimpse of my taste: I'm also a huge admirer of Steven Wright, Peter Cook and the Monty Python team.) So it's no surprise that I find "You Are All Diseased" a completely hysterical experience.
Mr. Carlin has a great advantage: his voice in itself is funny. And being the mature, wise master that he is, he knows how to use it. Not to mention his facial expressions and body language. His performance is breathtakingly mesmerizing from start to finish. There's not one frame of the entire footage that is not interesting. George Carlin is a true comedy genious.
One may not necessarily agree with absolutely everything he says. For example I would never pick up food from the floor and eat it, plus I'm a gigantic Steely Dan fan. But it simply doesn't matter: you still laugh because you're watching an incredible comedian being utterly hilarious.
Mr. Carlin knows that it's not enough to tell it like it is. That's journalism. He is a comedian. He has to be funny. And funny he is. Always.
George Carlin was Great, He was funny but he was smart too. He was right what he was talking about in a funny way of course ,He took comedy and facts and put them in his performances ,he tried to get under everyone's beliefs and tried to inform the uninformed and it worked. Great Comedy and fun if you have a open mind and are not easily offended.
I'm a big fan of George Carlin. But don't buy this electronic copy, you don't really own the video, and you can only watch it on Amazon browser on your PC which is no better than watching clips of the show on youtube. Amazon.com was really good with their customer service though, they refunded my money within a few mins when I requested it on live customer service chat.