More bits of Robin Williams

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

I don’t have my own personal anecdote about Robin Williams, so I was happy to join the remembrances last week by just digging into the catalogue of his performances, making note of some famous bits as well as choosing some that just spoke to me about who he was as a comic.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/robin-williams-a-history-in-15-jokes-20140813

With the announcement that Williams was struggling with the early stages of Parkinson’s, it’s clear there are layers to the tragedy and none of them will be easy to process. I’m grateful, though, because this assignment let me laugh despite a heavy heart; I think the man would appreciate the thought that giddiness and grief could go hand-in-hand.