Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

Sam Kinison: Unleashed!

From Pentecostal preacher to stand-up scourge, Kinison scared the hell out of (or into) his audience. He died in 1992, in a car crash, at 38. This DVD of two HBO concerts resurrects the essential Sam: his scalding political and sexual rants, his daft sermons on the eternal and the infernal. Praise be!

See TIME's "History of Stand-Up Comedy"