Saturday, November 20, 2010

Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison (2010)

Sam Kinison is one of the greatest, offensive, and most original comics to ever get on stage. The guy can talk about starving children in Ethiopia and make it hilarious. This documentary (click here to add to your queue) about his life and act was wonderful if you're a big Sam Kinison fan or someone just being introduced to his work. A bunch of other comedians talk about his legacy and fondly remember drug-filled stories about his antics back stage. It was all very funny.

Kinison used to be a preacher and it really shows. His thoughts on religion are very insightful and you can tell he definitely got his charisma and aura from the pulpit. I highly recommend this special whether you're a fan already or curious about that short fat comedian that's always yelling. Check it out, but be warned the language isn't exactly pretty.

The Standard 5:

Why is it in your queue? Sam Kinison is one of the funniest people to walk this earth.

Is it artsy? No.

Best thing about the movie? Besides Kinison's awesome yell? Everything.

What mood should I be in to watch this movie? Ready to laugh.

What rating did you give it on Netflix? 4 stars.


  1. i LOVE sam kinison!!! brilliant and pee-yo-pants funny...i always remembered him talking about folks in rehab, the one about 'if you have $25K to spend on rehab, you don't have a problem!'. and remember when he did that cover of 'wild thing' with slash? ;)

  2. Yes! They actually showed some interviews about behind the scenes at that shoot. Funny stuff. Apparently him and Slash almost got into a fist fight.


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