Sam Kinison - The Disciples

Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison Season 1, Ep 0101 11/14/2010 Views: 7,908

Lewis Black, Chris Rock, Jay Leno and more remember Kinison as a primal force of nature. (2:20)

>> YOU'D SIT IN THE COMEDY CLUB,

AND YOU'D, "GEEZ."

I MEAN, IT WAS FUNNY,

BUT IT WAS IN YOUR FACE.

I DON'T REALLY THINK I'VE EVER

SEEN ANYBODY WORK LIKE THAT,

WELL, BEFORE OR SINCE THEN.

>> THE DISCIPLES HAD

A TOUGH LIFE.

THEY HAD TO [bleep]...

FOLLOW THIS GUY.

THEY COULD NEVER CALL IN SICK.

COULDN'T EVER GET A [bleep]

DAY OFF.

THEY COULD NEVER GO,

"NO, NO, I KNOW JESUS.

I'LL TALK TO HIM.

[trills like telephone]

[coughs]

HELLO, JESUS.

YEAH, LISTEN, UH, YEAH, WE--

WELL, ME AND THE DISCIPLES HERE,

WE WENT FISHING LAST NIGHT

AND FORGOT OUR SWEATERS AND...

[coughs]

YEAH, WE'VE CAUGHT A COLD

OR SOMETHING HERE.

WE'RE NOT GONNA BE ABLE TO WALK

TO JERUSALEM WITH YOU TODAY

AND PREACH AND HAVE ROCKS

THROWN AT US, SO, UH...

[coughs]

WHAT?

WE'RE HEALED?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, WE'RE HEALED?

DON'T YOU HAVE TO BE HERE?

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE HERE?

YOU CAN JUST SEND THE WORD,

AND WE'RE HEALED?

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

OKAY, WE'LL GET UP.

WE'LL SEE YOU IN ABOUT

TEN MINUTES.

ALL RIGHT.

COME ON, GUYS.

GET UP!

WE'RE HEALED!"

"GREAT."

>> HIS DELIVERY, HIS JOKES,

HIS PERSONA, EVERYTHING ABOUT

HIM WAS JUST, LIKE, SO COOL

AND SO--IT WAS SO ORIGINAL.

>> HE WAS LIKE A FORCE OF

NATURE, LIKE A CAGED ANIMAL,

AND THEN HE WOULD EXPLODE

IN THOSE PRIMAL SCREAMS.

>> [screaming] OH, OH! OH!

>> THIS PRIMAL YELL THAT WOULD

COME OUT OF YOU, LIKE, FROM

THE DEPTHS OF HIS SOUL, A...

[screams]

THIS THING.

I CAN'T--I CAN'T RE-CREATE IT.

>> THAT SCREAM WAS,

LIKE, PRIMEVAL.

EVEN PEOPLE WHO IMITATE HIM,

I MEAN, THEY'RE CLOSE,

BUT IT'S NOT LIKE--

I MEAN, HE WAS WILD.

>> [screams]

>> SPECTACULARLY LOUD.

>> [yelling] OH! OH!

>> SPLENDIDLY LOUD.

>> [screams]

>> PROBABLY THE BEST LOUD EVER.

>> [screaming] OH!

>> NOT ONLY DID HE COME ACROSS

WITH A STYLE THAT HAD NEVER

BEEN SEEN IN STAND-UP BEFORE,

WITH AN ENERGY THAT HAD NEVER

BEEN SEEN, BUT ALSO

A FEARLESSNESS, WHERE HE JUST

DIDN'T CARE WHO HE PISSED OFF.

HE WAS GONNA SPEAK THE TRUTH

AS HE SAW IT, NO MATTER WHAT.

>> YOU KIND OF MEASURE

THIS BUSINESS IN COJONES,

AND NOBODY HAD COJONES

LIKE KINISON DID.

>> I THINK THAT'S WHY HE POPPED

AS BIG AS HE DID BACK THEN,

BECAUSE HE WAS DOING

POLITICALLY INCORRECT HUMOR

WHEN A LOT OF PEOPLE WEREN'T,

WHEN IT WAS A LOT OF PEOPLE

IN FRONT OF A BRICK WALL,

"HEY, YOU EVER NOTICE HOW WHEN

YOU FLY AND THIS HAPPENS?"