“Jammin’ in New York” (1992) was Carlin’s 8th HBO special and was a performance he considered a career-best. The constant stream of jokes and wordplay are kept at a rapid pace throughout the show but the true highlights are his incisive commentary on the government’s war-like tendencies which bookend this classic.
If you enjoyed Jammin’ in New York, you should also check out “It’s Bad for Ya” (2008), his final album and HBO comedy special. Some of the most memorable and enduringly truthful moments of both performances are still widely shared as video clips and meme quotes.
It’s Bad for Ya can be viewed in it’s entirety here: