George Carlin: On Location With George Carlin

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Released 1977

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Director:
Marty Callner
Released:
1977
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George Carlin: On Location with George Carlin is the controversial comic's debut HBO comedy special. Carlin includes favorite routines, such as "Old Folks and Kids," "Monopoly," "Names," "Supermarkets," and "Words," in the special filmed live at the University of Southern California in 1977. Carlin collected five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums in a career that spanned five decades. While "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television," released in 1972, led to his arrest during a performance in Milwaukee, WI, and was the focus of a Supreme Court decision, the On Location with George Carlin HBO special kept the laughs and is light on controversy. Carlin keeps to user-friendly material though cable television offered much more freedom at the time than broadcast stations. This is Carlin's first of 14 HBO specials and helped to show that Carlin, at age 40, could still connect with the punk rocker college kids with his comedy routines.
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    Stand Up, london england