Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? Trailer

Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? Trailer (1998)

01 January 1998 Comedy, Factual 90 mins

For fans of comedy, Sam Kinison needs no introduction. His scathing comedy tackled tough topics no other comedian dared to touch. Fed up and disenfranchised with his career as a Pentacostal preacher, Sam left the ministry to try his hand at comedy. Almost immediately, and thanks in part to the foresight of Rodney Dangerfield who showcased Sam on an HBO special, his piercing scream, extreme humor and irreverent take on life attracted attention. Containing rare, early footage of Sam preaching and performing stand up at the world famous Comedy Store, the Award Winning "Why Did We Laugh" tells the story of a comedic genius who touched a deeper chord in people than most entertainers. Sadly, Sam was taken from us far too early, yet leaving us with a lasting and unique legacy.

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Larry King

as Himself

Bill Kinison

as Himself

Sam Kinison

as Himself (archive footage)

Carl LaBove

as Himself

Jay Leno

as Himself

Tim Matheson

as Himself

Dennis Miller

as Himself

Richard Pryor

as Himself

Judy Tenuta

as Herself


Larry Carroll

Larry Carroll Executive Producer

Stuart Garret

Stuart Garret Executive Producer

Bill Kinison

Bill Kinison Executive Producer

Frank Floyd

Original Music Composer

Paul Hoffman

Original Music Composer

Bill Lane

Original Music Composer

International Releases Dates

United States 01 January 1998

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