Why do those who make us laugh the hardest seem to have the most troubled souls? This two-hour event will look at the fantastic rises and fatal descents of such stars as John Belushi, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, and others uncovering the reasons why the gift of laughter often comes with such a steep price tag. We'll hear from friends, lovers, colleagues, psychiatrists, authors and more going deep inside the troubled lives and hysterical work of some of the greatest comic minds of our time.
- Sunday June 23 at 7:00AM EDT
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Those who makes us laugh the hardest sometimes seem to have the most troubled souls. Friends, colleagues, psychiatrists, and authors look and the lives and work of John Belushi, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, and others.
A former preacher, Sam Kinison's raw comedy brought him intense highs and lows.
Richard Jeni had a very successful standup career, but his inner pain took his life for a turn of the worse.
Known for his quiet and self-controlled comedy, Phil Hartman's successful career hid a tumultuous personal life.
Comedy icon John Belushi enjoyed great success with his exuberant personality, but could not escape the vicious cycle of addiction.
Freddie Prinze's meteoric rise to superstardom and his sudden, devastating end.