Comedian & actor Robin Williams passed away on Monday Aug. 11, 2014. He was 63 years old who committed suicide. His personal assistant found his dead body after breaking into his room. She was worried because he wouldn't answer her repeated knocks on his bedroom door. The news on the passing of Williams have shocked people around the world. It has been reported that he suffered from depression & was fighting an alcohol problem.
Robin Williams was a stand up comedian who went into television by guest starring on “Happy Days” (ABC). That led to his own TV sitcom called, “Mork & Mindy” which ran from 1978 to 1982. That brought him into movies during the 1980's until the present when he was reportedly going to film the sequel to “Mrs. Doubtfire.” He was nominated for three Oscars as best actor with, “Goodmorning Vietnam”, “Dead Poets Society” & “The Fisher King.” He won the best supporting actor Oscar for “Goodwill Hunting.”
According to the Internet movie database (IMDB). Williams appeared in more than 60 films. He recently starred in the TV sitcom “The Crazies” (CBS) which was cancelled after one year. Hollywood stars & comedians are paying tribute to Williams & his fans are naming their favorite movie roles of his.
Williams was known for his stand up comedy routines from Los Angeles to New York to San Francisco. His HBO specials are now uploaded to “YouTube” for his many fans to watch. In fact, there is a boat load of TV clips & appearances by the comedian found online. He was known to hit the night-time talk shows & slay audiences from Johnny Carson to David Letterman to Craig Ferguson & Jay Leno.
Robin Williams was at his best when he performed improvisation. Below are several TV clips on “YouTube” that will make your sides split with overwhelming laughter.
“60 minutes” (CBS) rewind with Ed Bradley in 1986. “Robin's mentor was the great Jonathan Winters. When these two get together it is absolute mayhem.”
“The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” (NBC) 1992. “Johnny's farewell show has Robin talking about everything from politics to the L.A. Riots. It is great to see Robin laugh at Johnny's jokes which are just great.”
“Whose Line is it Anyway?” (ABC) 1990's. “A blonde Williams jumps right in with these clips of the improv show. He is so right at home that the other comedians struggle to stay up with him. Funny as all get out.”
“The Late, Late show with Craig Ferguson” (CBS). “Robin & Craig talk about the French & Canadians. Robin does his spectacular impersonation of Mick Jagger. Hilarious.”
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC) 1990's. “Jay brings the show to Las Vegas & Robin comes on with Vegas jokes that are awesome. He is there to promote his film 'Jumanji.' Jay just lets Robin run with it, who is so funny it is hard not to laugh out loud.”