The life of a stand-up comedian is rarely squeaky clean, and sometimes it turns into a bit of a scandal, even if said comedian hasn’t been around for years. The late Sam Kinison’s former friend and opening act, Carl La Bove, has reportedly obtained DNA evidence to show that Kinison fathered a daughter with La Bove’s ex-wife.
He’s hoping that the evidence will free La Bove from nearly $188,000 in child support payments from the past 13 years, and will enable him to continue working as a comic.
La Bove’s petition will be officially heard in court on March 29.
A drunk driver struck Kinison’s car in 1992; he died in La Bove’s arms that night. Check out the Associated Press coverage for the in-depth story.