Synopses & Reviews
Ladies and gentlemen...I'm sorry, but I'm being busted...and I can't finish the performance.
He was the stunningly brilliant comic and prophet whose wild sense of the absurd and unerring antenna for human folly and fraud brought him into violent conflict with the courts and the cops. He was a man obsessed, a spellbinding performer with a high-pressure mind and a razor-sharp wit whose short life was high adventure lived at a fever pitch of passion. Here is the frank story of his dramatic life, his meteoric rise to fame, his tortured defeats, his years of unrelenting struggle with the authorities, and his final tragic end.