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I’ll end up writing the same thing probably on my review for ‘It’s Bad For Ya’, but Carlin is still huge fun to watch, even if on at this stage he had less of a filter and really was as angry as he appeared, you can’t help but agree with about all he says
Let me start-off by saying, George Carlin is possibly the greatest American comedian of all-time! He's definitely my favorite among many great ones (Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, etc.). In "Life is Worth Losing" (from 2005), his facetious and hard-hitting wit is on full display for everyone to marvel at and laugh along uncontrollably. I'm not one to be shocked by Mr. Carlin's observations and routine, in this very harsh, but truly realistic examination of the American-cultural landscape (especially since I'm in total agreement with what he had to say, and I was left in profound admiration of his brutal honesty and brilliance that cuts right through all the BS). George Carlin was not one to back-away/be scared-off by controversy (the censors and "p.c. people"), to speak his mind as freely as he wished. And thank God for that. Because here, he gave us one of his most significant and unforgettable moments in his 50 year career, where he tells us exactly what "the owners" of this country really think of us! And believe me, I know most of you will still be in denial about this very sad fact (but, if you are old enough to remember/seen the transformation of the U.S. in the past 30 odd-years or so), I can tell you it's all so very true! George Carlin of course, was more than just a comedian: I prefer to think of him as the last breed of a no-holds-barred American essayist---par-excellence. His routine here is so funny and hysterical, that it will be remembered as a true classic in his entire repertoire. I've seen it so many times, and now I finally get to own it. I highly recommend it, and if you're a George Carlin fan, I'm sure you don't need much encouragement anyway. This is an excellent and once-in-a-lifetime performance, buying "Life is Worth Losing" is highly worth it!
The DVD picture and sound quality by MPI is excellent. NTSC, English (English subtitles), 2.0 stereo, NR 73 mins.
Yes, I suppose some of us don't find reality funny. I on the other hand think this show is absolutely hilarious. If you're only into the "hippy" George and are hung up on the 7 words you can never say on television, and 70-80's George, then let me fill you in; He's not headed in that direction. This show is along the lines of his Complaints & Grievances show. If you thought that show was funny, this is much funnier. I have every crumb of Carlin that was released and I love this disk as much as any other. Carlin has gone on record to say that "if someone hasn't walked out of my show, then I haven't done my job." He's always trying to piss off somebody. He's been heading in this direction for the past 17 years, so what's the big surprise that he's even more vulgar and angry in this performance? If you're surprised, you haven't been paying attention. I on the other hand am glad that I HAVE been paying attention and that I've paid for this disk. This is only my opinion...just like the reviews below. Who's to say what's funny? You'll just have to decide for yourself. As long as he's working, there will always be something to learn about human nature. God bless you George, keep up the good work.
George Carlin is back! And ornier than ever. Besides side-splitting humor, you get blatant, hilarious, and honest views on topics most people don't discuss (unless they are with a therapist). Carlin's views on obesity, suicide, terrorism, and America's warped values will not only make you laugh but also think. Carlin just gets better with time. His latest concert is not only a show, but an experience. A must-see!!!
If you are not aware of who George Carlin was (he's passed on) you're in for a great experience, Buy it, listen and hang on for some very unusual outlooks on everyday things. You name, he talks about it.