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Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules (1987)

Fans old and new have cause for celebration with the release of Sam Kinison: Breaking All The Rules, HBO Special. Along with being voted onto Comedy Central's All-Time Top 20 Stand-Up ... See full summary »

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Fans old and new have cause for celebration with the release of Sam Kinison: Breaking All The Rules, HBO Special. Along with being voted onto Comedy Central's All-Time Top 20 Stand-Up Comedians list and VH-1's Top Comedians list, Sam seemed to be in a whole other class by himself. This comedy special will blow away the Kinison fan, and will be a must-have collectible. "Sam was the cuddly anti-Christ..." - Robin Williams. "Sam scared the hell out of you...and was the funniest comedian..." - Jay Leno. "Sam took no prisoners..." - Richard Pryor. "Sam was an absolute comic genius..." - Rodney Dangerfield. "Sam's humor was based on truth and pushed the envelope like no other..." - Larry King. "Sam's voice was the voice of outrage..." - Tim Matheson. "Sam was one of our generation's greatest stand-up comics..." - Howard Stern. "Sam was one of my all time favorite comics..." - Johnny Carson. "Sam was outrageous, bright and absolutely screamed the truth..." - Tom Lykis Written by Anonymous

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The funniest Sam Kinison performance ever!
22 August 2002 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is an absolutely legendary performance by the late comic genious Sam Kinison. Filmed at the Roxy in Hollywood, this is Sam before he was a superstar. He is at his best here, in pre-prodigy form. Many of his Christ-related skits and his unforgettable "alphabet" gag. This should not be missed if your are a fan of stand-up. This is better than the other 2 home videos he released, "Banned" and "Family Hour", although they are also highly recommended.


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