This article is from 2007.
Examining and dissecting popular culture is a hurdle that has felled many a stand-up, but the very dapper Carlin has some aces up his sleeve with a seemingly laid-back delivery revealing extremely shrewd and highly amusing observations. Technical glitches are handled with deadpan and good-humoured ad-libbing, and he interweaves everything from convincingly demolishing popular conspiracy theories to snooker, Hitler and Jimmy Savile. (Emma Newlands)
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