The Life and Death of Sam Kinison
First Aired: August 31, 1996
A profile of blustery comedian Sam Kinison (who died in 1992) charts his progress from his days as an itinerate preacher through his success as an aggressive, often controversial comic. Archival footage of Kinison is juxtaposed with dramatizations of his life. Included: comments from Rodney Dangerfield, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, Brett Butler and Alan Thicke; interviews with Kinison's family and friends; a look at his bouts with drugs and alcohol.
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- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: Interviews and archival clips chronicle celebrity lives, emphasizing, wherever possible, details that are lurid or controversial. (more)