On Location: George Carlin at USC

release year: 1977
genre: stand-up comedy
viewing setting: home DVD 4/3/19

synopsis: This was George Carlin's first HBO special, from 1977.

impressions: This one predated his other material I'd seen, and so it didn't quite resonate as well with me, but it was still pretty good. There was also a pause late in the concert for a warning about offensive language coming up...so 1977. Notable segments I liked: funny fake news stories, the words you can't say on television.

final word: The first of his many HBO specials; all are worth seeing, but for me this was early material.

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