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The Broadway cast of Aladdin honor their friend Robin Williams!
August 13th, 2014 under Broadway, Robin Williams. [ Comments: 1 ]

The best part about Aladdin was Robin Williams, so it makes sense that the Broadway version of the Disney movie would honor him. During yesterday’s performance of the show, Tony Awards winner, James Iglehart, asked the audience to sing the Genie’s big song, Friend Like Me, in honor of the great entertainer; and they did. They did it so beautifully and with such warmth, I am sure Robin Williams felt the love wherever he is right now. Because as we know, we ain’t never had a friend, never had a friend. We ain’t never had a friend, never had a friend. We ain’t never had a friend like him. We ain’t never had a friend like him!


Conan O’Brien remembers Robin Williams with real emotion
August 12th, 2014 under Conan O'Brien, Robin Williams. [ Comments: none ]

Conan O’Brien tapes his TBS late night show around the same time the world found out that Robin Williams passed away.
When he was told the sad news, he decided to remember the legend at that moment instead of holding off until the next show. So his reaction was raw, sincere and just like ours when we heard the news, and not something his publicist wrote for him.
Andy Richter also remembered Williams fondly. Will Arnett, whose show The Millers aired before The Crazy Ones most last season, summarized the late great actor perfectly.
I am grateful that Conan O’Brien is still on late night television because he is the only who pays tribute to the great comedians when they pass away. He not only talked about Sid Caesar’s death when it happened, he also brought on Mel Brooks to talk about the man he admired. With Larry King no longer on the air, Conan is filling the void for us to have an outlet to hear celebrities remember the celebrities we love in a real no BS type of way.
Thank you Conan for being that outlet.
I still can’t believe I woke up to a world without Robin Williams in it.

UPDATE: Conan O’Brien had more time to prepare a tribute to Robin Williams and what an honor he gave his friend.


BTWF standup: Robin Williams on The 2nd Annual HBO Young Comedians Show
August 11th, 2014 under Before They Were Famous, Robin Williams. [ Comments: 1 ]

via Vulture
Before Robin Williams had his own comedy specials, he was part of the The 2nd Annual HBO Young Comedians Show. How brilliant was the just starting out 25 year old comedian back in 1977?


RIP Robin Williams
August 11th, 2014 under Robin Williams. [ Comments: none ]

Robin Williams passed away today of a suspected suicide at the age of 63 according to KRON.
This is a hard obit for me to write because he was one of the first celebrities I ever had a crush on. He was so ahead of his time on Mork & Mindy, and changed the way comedy was done on television. After his show he went on to do films and wowed us over and over again both in comedies and drama. Movies like Popeye, The World According to Garp, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King, Hook, Aladdin, Toys, Mrs Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Good Will Hunting (which finally earned him the Oscar he so deserved), What Dreams May Come, Patch Adams, Death to Smoochy, Night at the Museum and Old Dogs to name a very few. Last year he returned to TV with The Crazy Ones, and once again he made us laugh once a week on the small screen.
Last year I got to talk to him when he was doing press for The Crazy Ones, and I was so taken back by humble he was. Here was a man who was one of the biggest personalities on TV and in film, and yet in person he was a man who appreciated that we were all in awe of him.
One of the things that stuck out in that scrum was how he said he loved Sci-fi movies. So I asked him why he hasn’t done any. He then reminded he did and it was called Bicentennial Man. He made a jokes and said, “I’ll make a mends for that later.” As we know he did not, nor did he get to make a good Sci-fi film; but he made so many other wonderful films for us to enjoy for ages and ages.
So today let’s remember him for those movies with a smile on our face. He might be gone but we will keep that big spirit of his alive forever.


Robin Williams has a monkey on his back
July 22nd, 2014 under Robin Williams. [ Comments: none ]

Yesterday, was Robin Williams birthday and he got a special guest to help him celebrate. Everybody’s favorite monkey Crystal, who co-starred with him the Night at the Museum movies, was there to make his special day ever more special. And by the looks of his face, she did just that.
Seriously, it’s bananas how cute this photo is!


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