Growing up in New York City, George Carlin was always the class clown. He went on to become one of the great comedians of our time, with appeal that has spanned generations. The first-ever host of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Carlin went on to star in twelve of his own HBO specials over the course of his scathingly hilarious career, earning four Grammy® awards in the process. His provocative sociopolitical commentary and biting comic style have continued to win over audiences both new and old.
JAMMIN’ IN NEW YORK
When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always Jammin’ In New York. The show is a perfect blend of biting social commentary and more gently-observed observational pieces.
WHAT AM I DOING IN NEW JERSEY?
George Carlin’s sixth HBO standup special aired as a live broadcast from the Park Theater in Union City, New Jersey. The live performance includes the classic routines “Cars & Driving II’” “Reagan’s Gang, Church People, and American Values,” “People I Can Do Without,” and “Keeping People Alert.”