It’s Bad for Ya is the 14th and final HBO stand-up comedy special by stand-up comedian George Carlin. It was televised live on March 1, 2008 on HBO. It is the follow-up to the 2005 HBO special Life is Worth Losing. Carlin worked on this material since ending his “Life is Worth Losing” Tour. The working title for this show was The Parade of Useless Bullshit. Filmed in the Wells Fargo Center For The Arts in Santa Rosa, California, the show’s stage behind Carlin is designed to represent a cozy living room theme.
The live HBO performance special was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards. It lost to Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.
As always, Carlin brings you smart observations of human behaviour in raw, unpolished form.