Never-Before-Released 2001 Material from the Comedy Giant Intended for an HBO Special But Shelved Following the 9/11 Attacks
I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die is George Carlin at his bitingly best – recorded over the course of two nights at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 9th and 10th, 2001, this never-before-released material was to be the source for Carlin's twelfth HBO special. But following the attacks on 9/11, Carlin removed and reworked much of the content into what ultimately became Complaints and Grievances.
Now here for this first time is the performance as it was originally planned, raw and uncensored, and featuring Carlin's characteristic acerbic wit and insight. Also included is a home recording from 1957 which finds a young Carlin, in the words of Lewis Black, "already speaking with an authority that would become
his trademark," as well as interviews with longtime manager Jerry Hamza and Rocco Urbisci, director of 10 of Carlin's HBO specials.
Showcasing a comic legend at work over the course of almost 50 years, I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die proves once again that George Carlin will forever be the king of cutting edge comedy.