Sam Kinison Comedy Collection

Los Angeles, CA 03.14.18

Comedy Dynamics has acquired exclusive rights to the Sam Kinison Collection of broadcast specials, home-movies, the Grammy award-winning album and rarely seen footage for broadcast, video, digital platforms for 2016.

Robin William’s called Kinison; ‘the cuddly anti-Christ.’ Howard Stern said that ‘Sam was one of our generation’s greatest stand-up comics.’ Sam Kinison’s legacy lives on through this collection of stand-up broadcast specials and albums. The exclusive content includes two one-hour outrageous HBO specials, a 90-minute tribute hosted by Rodney Dangerfield, and rare/unreleased footage and images. 

Bill Kinison, Sam’s brother, manager and the executor of the Kinison estate stated that Sam was absolutely fearless. “Most people go to the edge and then stop. Not Sam. He’d see the edge and then just keep going. Sam was a white Richard Pryor; a preacher-turned-comedian; a primal screamer who shrieked for our sins. Sam was known as the ‘rock-and-roll comic’…popularized by his Wild Thing music video with Billy Idol, Bon Jovi and other rock legends!”

 The Grammy-nominated comedian was best known for his trademark scream and raw humor. Rodney Dangerfield gave Kinison his first big break on an HBO comedy showcase in 1985. He went on to write and star in two high-rated HBO stand-up specials; Breaking the Rules and Family Entertainment Hour. He also appeared in Rodney Dangerfield: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me, Saturday Night Live, Married With Children, In Living Color and the feature film Back To School. Along with being voted onto Comedy Central’s All-Time Top 20 Stand-Up Comedians list and VH1’s Top Comedians list, fellow comedians Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Richard Pryor, Larry King, Howard Stern, Johnny Carson, Tim Matheson, and Tom Lykis, were not shy about singing his praises.

 Kinison’s content is available for all media, worldwide, except where already licensed.

Kinison was always one-of-a-kind,” says Brian Volk-Weiss, President of Comedy Dynamics. “His energy was wild and maintains the same power to this day.”

About Comedy Dynamics Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company has produced Netflix’s Down to Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Behind The Attraction for Disney +, Sony’s Mad About You reboot, Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, All The Way Black for BET+, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and more. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Pete Davidson, David Cross, and many more. The company was nominated for an NAACP Spirit Award in 2019 for Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with four wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.