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Sam Kinison

Sam Kinison
Sam Kinison on the cover of Rolling Stone
Personal information
NameSam Kinison
Birth nameSamuel Burl Kinison
Birth dateDecember 8, 1953
Birth placeYakima, Washington, U.S.
Death dateApril 10, 1992(age 38)
Death placeNeedles, California, U.S.
MediumStand-up, Film
Years active1978 - 1992
GenresBlack comedy, Satire, Observational comedy, Insult comedy
SubjectHuman sexuality, Current events, American politics, Religion
InfluencesLenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor
InfluencedJoe Rogan, Ralphie May, Bill Hicks, Denis Leary, Adam Sandler, Patton Oswalt, Larry the Cable Guy, David Cross, Dane Cook
SpousePatricia Adkins (1975-1980) (divorced)
Terry Marze (1981-1989) (divorced)
Malika Kinison
(April 5, 1992-April 10, 1992) (his death)

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Samuel Burl "Sam" Kinison (December 8, 1953 - April 10, 1992) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Kinison was known for his intense, harsh and politically incorrect genre humor. A former Pentecostal preacher, he performed stand-up routines that were most often characterized by an intense style, similar to enthusiastic preachers, punctuated by his trademark scream.

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