George Carlin: Back in Town is the comic's 1996 stand-up concert filmed live at New York City's Beacon Theatre, his ninth special for HBO. Carlin delivers a fine performance, giving audiences exactly what they expect and enjoy. This show sees him tackling familiar issues like politics, farts, abortion, pot-shots at Republicans and the death penalty, as well as hilarious rants on the oddities of English language. His dialogue on the sanctity of life is pure Carlin genius, summed up by "If everything that ever lived is dead, and everything that's alive is gonna die, where does the sacred part come in?" The comedy genius, voted #2 of the top 100 comedians of all time by Comedy Central, delivers some of his finest material in Back in Town. A hilarious rant about grown men wearing their baseball hats backwards was a completely improvised, off the cuff response to a heckler in the audience - a grown man with a backwards hat!