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.

Jammin' in New York
Live album by
ReleasedNovember 10, 1992
RecordedApril 24–25, 1992
VenueParamount Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York City
LabelEardrum/Atlantic Records
ProducerJerry Hamza, Brenda Carlin
George Carlin chronology
Classic Gold
Jammin' in New York
Back in Town

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, a reference to comedian Sam Kinison, who had died in a car crash two weeks before the recording.[1]

The album won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album.[2] Carlin considered Jammin' in New York his favorite and best HBO special.[1]

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Track listing

  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. pp. 245. ISBN 978-1-4391-7295-7.
  2. ^ "36th Annual GRAMMY Awards". grammy.com. Retrieved December 1, 2023.