For fans of comedy, Sam Kinison needs no introduction. His scathing comedy tackled tough topics no other comedian dared to touch. Fed up with his career as a preacher, Sam left the ministry to try his hand at comedy. Almost immediately, his piercing scream and extreme humor attracted attention. Containing rare, early footage of Sam preaching and performing stand up, the award winning “Why Did We Laugh?” tells us the story of a comedic genius who touched a deeper chord in people than most entertainers. Featuring interviews with Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor, Jay Leno, Dennis Miller and many more.