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Biography

Biography

Episode Description

For renegade comic Sam Kinison, nothing was out of bounds. Never afraid to be politically incorrect, Sam took on religion, women and relationships, even world hunger and the gay community. It was all the more incredible when you consider his former profession: that of Pentecostal minister. This profile looks at his early life, as the son of an outspoken preacher whose family lived in their church. It then traces his days as a minister, his struggle to make it in comedy, his reputation as a world class party animal, his transformation into one of the most successful and influential stand-ups of the 80s and early 90s, and sadly his tragic death in a car crash on the way to a performance. Includes exclusive, newly shot interviews from fellow comics and friends of Sam, including Jim Carrey, Richard Belzer, Richard Lewis, Pauley Shore and Corey Feldman, as well as members of Sam's family.

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