Jammin' in New York

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Jammin' in New York
Live album by
ReleasedNovember 10, 1992
RecordedApril 24-25, 1992, Paramount Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
LabelEardrum/Atlantic Records
ProducerJerry Hamza, Brenda Carlin
George Carlin chronology
Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics
Jammin' in New York
Back in Town

Jammin' in New York is George Carlin's 14th album and eighth HBO special, recorded on April 24 and 25, 1992, at the Paramount Theater, on the grounds of Madison Square Garden in New York City. Topics include the war in the Persian Gulf, similarities and differences among average Americans and language used at airports.

The album won a Grammy Award in 1993 for Best Spoken Comedy Album.

On-air HBO promos for the live broadcast on April 25, 1992 referred to the program as George Carlin: Live at the Paramount. Before the opening credits, the words "This show is for SAM" appear. This is a reference to comedian Sam Kinison, who had died in a car crash two weeks before the recording.[1]

Carlin considered Jammin' in New York his favorite and best HBO special.[1]

This is also the first Carlin album to more-or-less contain the entire audio of his HBO special without interruption, deletion, or rearrangement.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link
Amazon.com5/5 stars[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rockets and Penises in the Persian Gulf" - 7:35
  2. "Little Things We Share" - 7:47
  3. "Airline Announcements" - 16:44
  4. "Golf Courses for the Homeless" - 11:13
  5. "The Planet Is Fine" - 13:37


  1. ^ a b Carlin, George; Tony Hendra (2009). Last Words. Free Press. p. 245. ISBN 978-1-4391-7295-7.