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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.

Haunted Hollywood: The ‘Atuk’ Curse

Montgomery Clift hangs out at the Hollywood Roosevelt. Lon Chaney frequents a corner bus stop. Joan Crawford’s dog won’t leave her former home.

Tributes: Sam Kinison

He sneered, snarled and shrieked. Assaulting his audiences with insults – and parlaying his outrageous brand of humor into numerous television appearances and his own HBO special.