George Carlin - Jammin' in New York (1993)
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Brilliant live concert in NY city. Fast talking and thinking Carlin is non-stop talking for an hour in this look at ourselves and others. There are two different versions of this show available. The original VHS release was filmed on a different [and better] night than the show released on DVD. [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR-UOp9rm0U5fUmWjqDp9iFOTg6TG-_xj5uUPjhPjZxCyh47QqJXA[/img] Reviews from the little folk, like us: 70% Carlin is great in this and it is exactly what one would expect from him. The sense that this man spoke in each skit exceeds most and remains humorous. 100% 5 stars is not enough [img]https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSTzUcGnE-X8Sb-g67WKbT-kLnovVgL1jYRMC1NlJaGodB1vwlOQQ[/img] To see the entire VHS 58 minute show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSQ3iFWKdRQ NOTES: 1 The album won a Grammy Award in 1993 for Best Spoken Comedy Album. 2 Before the opening credits, the words "This show is for SAM" appear. This is a reference to comedian Sam Kinison, who died in a car crash two weeks earlier. 3 Carlin considered Jammin' in New York his favorite HBO special. [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRtv-zNB0lC4QZjPFgZHpMGcSUJfetXQrDJBQphdRfx77_CjKH5[/img] Released November 10, 1992 Recorded April 24-25, 1992 Genre Comedy Length 56:56 Label Atlantic/WEA Producer Jerry Hamza, Brenda Carlin [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-jEpCOqRAMOw9IVHAlrG2xXQzKv_i9jqLw_4C0MdgCmS6LDi7MA[/img] Track listing 1."Rockets and Penises in the Persian Gulf" - 7:35 2."Little Things We Share" - 7:47 3."Airline Announcements" - 16:44 4."Golf Courses for the Homeless" - 11:13 5."The Planet Is Fine" - 13:37 [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8b/GC_JINY.jpg/220px-GC_JINY.jpg[/img]
Carlin's political bent is a real turn off at the beginning of the show. It was an interesting interpretation, but it was lacking for me. He began hitting stride with the airline bits. Quite funny.
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