Sam Kinison

I can’t explain how revolutionary this routine was when HBO and Rodney Dangerfield unleashed it on the world in the mid 80’s My guitar teacher basically described the routine to me in graphic detail and it still didn’t prepare me for the outrageousness of Kinison angry demented screaming truth. Did he really just say that? Am I going to hell for laughing at this? Say what you will about his output from that point on, because he became something of a caricature of himself and never came close to the legacy of Bruce, Carlin or Hicks, but wow Kinison on that Dangerfield special was a nuclear bomb going off, and anyone who didn’t experience it at the time will never know what a seismic event it was.

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