On Location (TV series)

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On Location
HBO On Location
Country of originUnited States
Running timeVaries
Original networkHBO
Original release1976 (1976)

On Location is a series from HBO. The series premiered on New Year's Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by Robert Klein[1] and became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances[2][3] from performers such as George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich Little, Robin Williams, Phyllis Diller, Buddy Hackett, Billy Crystal, Pat Cooper and others.[2] In addition to showing select comedians, On Location featured comedy shows such as the annual Young Comedians Show and comedy club shows.[4] From 1982 to 1986, a version of the "HBO In Space" program opening sequence was used to introduce the series.

HBO On Location episodes[edit]

Partial list of specials[edit]

Title Premiere
Robert Klein: An Evening with Robert Klein December 31, 1975
Steve Martin October 31, 1976
Norm Crosby September 1, 1977
George Carlin: George Carlin at USC 1977
George Carlin: Again! July 23, 1978

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dean J. DeFino (2013). The HBO Effect. Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 65–71. ISBN 978-1-62356-521-3.
  2. ^ a b Gary R. Edgerton; Jeffrey P. Jones (2013). The Essential HBO Reader. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 161ff. ISBN 0-8131-4372-1.
  3. ^ Michael Kantor; Laurence Maslon (2008). Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America. Grand Central Publishing. p. 499. ISBN 978-0-446-55575-3.
  4. ^ Various HBO Guides

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