The special has some of Hollywood’s biggest names in comedy contributing to the commentary including Chris Rock, Denis Leary, Jay Leno, George Lopez, Lewis Black, Kathy Griffin and Richard Belzer. Between their commentaries is a string of some of Kinison’s greatest stand-up moments allowing Kinison to be remembered as the one-of-a-kind act that he was. “I miss my dad and I miss Sam Kinison. I really wish I could show him what I’ve done, because he had so much to do with it,” says Chris Rock.
“Back From Hell: A Tribute To Sam Kinison” DVD will be released uncut and uncensored via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment on Tuesday, November 16. Bonus features include stories from The Comedy Store in Los Angeles with comedians Pauly Shore, Marc Maron among others; A Live “Wild Thing” performance and the original music video of the song; and additional classic Kinison stand-up.
Kinison brought an unseen intensity to the table that captivated audiences nationwide and left them appalled and crying with laughter. A Pentecostal minister before turning to comedy, Kinison’s preacher style stand up was a rare thing of disgusting beauty that is still missed today. With a reputation as a world class party animal, he was deemed the “Rock n’ Roll Comedian” and transformed himself into one of the most successful and influential stand-ups of the 80s and early ’90s. Tragically, Kinison died in a car crash on the way to a performance in 1992.
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