Comedy Club – George Carlin “Jammin’ in New York”

Welcome to the comedy club, a weekly celebration of classic standup specials and sets.

I think a lot of people my age don’t know about George Carlin or just have never listened to any of here his work. I want to change that.

Courtesy of dailymotion, the following is a description of this special:

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.

George Carlin’s observational comedy is some of the best I’ve ever seen and when people ask me who some of my favorite comedians are, Carlin is always in my top 5.

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