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Absolutely brilliant - where did this side of Robin disappear to in the '90s?
This was recorded at the Met in 1986 and from the very beginning Robin Williams has his audience by the throat and never lets go - even when a heckler in the first five minutes begins to taunt him he manages to make a joke out of it on the spot and continues on.
He careens from one topic to the next with free abandon and none of it really makes sense if you stop and think about it - for instance he goes from discussing sex and male genitalia to suddenly discussing why women would never create nuclear weapons, and from there he jumps into female presidency, which then leads in to Ronald Reagan, then Nixon, then Disney...it just keeps going and going.
It's almost exhaustive to listen to and if I didn't know any better I'd say he was still on drugs when he recorded it. He wasn't, though - he quit coke after John Belushi's death. However, this doesn't stop him from joking about alcohol, drug abuse and other risqué topics - all in all it's a really hilarious performance and it's a pity we wouldn't see anything this good from Robin again until his 2002 stint on Broadway (which is even better in my opinion, and more frantic).
If you love comedy, give this a go. If you love Williams, this is a must-own. If you don't like Williams, you've got to see or hear this because it might change your mind about him - he really did have talent once; it's just a shame he gave so much of it away to appear in lousy movies.
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