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Sam Kinison - 20 years in hell
HenroidMy keyboard is old.The desert!Registered Userregular
This upcoming Tuesday, the 10th of April, is going to be the 20th anniversary of Sam Kinison's death. Which means he died probably before some forumers here were even born.
I can't say I grew up listening to his comedy. Shit, I was only seven years old when he died. My first memory of him was the news that he had been killed in a car wreck. But from that moment on I would watch his comedy (and few films) whenever possible. The guy was hysterical. He was known for a few things; a former minister, ex-wives, a wild lifestyle, and SCREAMING HIS FUCKING LUNGS OUT. To the media at large he was very much an immoral bad boy. But really if you listened to anything he would say when not performing his act, he was a gentler guy than he appeared.
If you need a summary of things, uh, here:
Most people probably know him from this:
They've been running a week long special on the Howard Stern channels on satellite radio for Sam Kinison, featuring all his appearances on the show (goddamn there's a lot), intercut with some bits he did from his stand-up. For as loud and crazy he seemed, he was really cutting it back the last couple of years of his life. Or trying to. He had relapses with alcohol and coke and all, but he knew what was right. And ironically, some other fucker buzzed out of his mind ended up killing him, rather than Kinison dying of his own crazy life. Ain't that some shit.
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