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The A-list comedian, television, and film star Robin Williams will be our upcoming Comic Of The Week. Williams has had an illustrious career in comedy, whether it is on the road performing stand-up or appearing in critically acclaimed movies. And who can forget his start of fame in the hit television series Mork & Mindy where he portrayed his iconic role of the quirky alien Mork. However, it was his stand-up comedy that has been stitched throughout his career that has established him as one of the funniest men of all time.
His first comedy special was Off The Wall in 1978, followed by An Evening With Robin Williams in 1982, and then Robin Williams: Live at the Met in 1986. He did not have another comedy special until 2002 when he presented his one-man show on Broadway entitled, Robin Williams: Live On Broadway which shattered records for ticket sales as shows sold out in less than thirty minutes after becoming available.
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As for his film career, it was his performance in Good Morning, Vietnam that earned him respect in the Hollywood scene, as he was nominated for an Academy Award. His other notable films include Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and in 1997 he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor with his performance in Good Will Hunting. More recently in 2008, after a six-year break from comedy specials, he went on a twenty-six-city tour title, Weapons of Self Destruction.
Williams also has a new television pilot that CBS picked up called, The Crazy Ones, where he plays a father who works with his daughter, played by Sarah Michelle Geller, at an advertising office. His appearance on the show will be his first return to a major television role since his portrayal as that quirky alien in Mork & Mindy.
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Robin Williams is an expert funny-man who has a proficient knack for making people laugh, which is exactly why we are beyond exciting to play bits from his comedy specials throughout his career. So carpe diem and listen online, in your car, or wherever by downloading the iHeart Radio app and tune-in every hour at the :45-minute mark to hear the infamous Robin Williams!
Article By: Sam Dysart