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sam kinison hbo 9th annual young comedians special

Sam Kinison’s Big Break (1984)

In the summer of ‘84, Rodney Dangerfield gave Sam Kinison his first shot on the national stage when he invited him to perform on HBO’s 9th Annual Young Comedians Special. The rest is history.

Sam Kinison Last Stand

On April 10, 1992, almost a year after delivering that routine on HBO, Sam Kinison was killed in a head-on collision on that same stretch of arid desert road between Needles and Barstow