Widely regarded as one of the greatest stand-ups of the eighties, former preacher Sam Kinison brought fire and brimstone to the stages of U.S. comedy clubs. With his trademark primal-scream punctuating his act, Kinison's comedy vented his searing rage and frustration at the world, and earned him the title of America's first "shock comic." Kinison's unique acts and wild-man image soon gained him the respect of some of the biggest rock acts of the time such as Ozzy Osbourne, Guns 'n' Roses, and Motley Crue, and soon Kinison too was selling out arenas in the manner of his rock heroes, with his popularity at these incredible heights he recorded several HBO specials and made many guest appearances on Saturday Night Live. Ironically, after finally giving up the drink and drugs that accompanied his party-animal lifestyle, Sam was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in 1992. Both a friend and enormous influence on Bill Hicks, Sam Kinison is a key figure in the pantheon of American stand-up comedy. This 90 minute special includes some of Sam's best routines and includes contributions from, amongst others, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor.