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2.0 out of 5 stars
I have to redress the balance, 26 July 2005
George Carlin is not as clever or shocking as he thinks he is. His spiel on the number of the Commandments overlooks the fact that ten is a catchy number because it's the number of fingers we have, and his opening "joke" was done much more outrageously and amusingly by Richard Pryor on his excellent 1975 album, "Is It Something I Said?". Carlin gets more than one star for being technically accomplished, but really he's just a badly-aged hippie out to please self-congratulatory, insular, white middle class families. Furthermore, for all his moralizing he's clearly homophobic and sees women merely as sex objects. If you want genuinely intelligent comedy try Chris Rock's earlier concert films, and if you want explicit comedy try Bill Hick's later albums. More to the point, they are both - along with Pryor - much, much funnier.