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Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009)

The master comedian performs in Washington DC and gives his wry observations about life, politics and his health.

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Marty Callner

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Robin Williams
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In this comedy special taped at DAR Constitution Hall, his first solo special on the network in seven years, Williams covers such topics as global warming, sex and politics, the state of health care in the country (suggesting a cash for clunkers program for elderly relatives, among other things), drugs - recreational and otherwise - and more personal topics, including his recent heart surgery. Written by HBO Publicity

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6 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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Robin Williams: There was one guy... one guy that had an amazing claim to fame, in terms of drugs in sport. His name was Dock Ellis. And Dock Ellis did an incredible thing. The one person who knows, thank you.
[laughter]
Robin Williams: Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD. Those of you who have taken LSD, tell the others how hard that might be.
[laughter]
Robin Williams: If I took LSD, I'd be talking to every blade of grass, like
[tiptoes across the stage]
Robin Williams: "Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!"
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Follows Robin Williams Live on Broadway (2002) See more »

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Great Stand-Up! 6/10
25 August 2014 | by leonblackwoodSee all my reviews

Review: This movie wasn't as funny as the Live on Broadway stand-up, but it's still funny. He uses the same concept as the Live on Broadway stand-up, but the jokes are more up to date, especially the ending which cracked me up. The older Robin Williams gets is the more toned down his act is but you can't beat his his unique writing and his amazing stage performance. Like his previous stand-up acts, he touches on political and sexual matters and he even talks about being an alcoholic and his time in rehab. Anyway, if you like me, and you've grown up watching Robin Williams movies, then his stand-up is definitely worth a watch. Enjoyable!

Round-Up: The bonus material on the DVD is excellent because you get to see Robin Williams taking his act to different states and you see some of his older work which was excellent. Due to his sad passing, it's really sad to know that he won't be coming out with some new material because there really isn't anyone else like him. 

I recommend this movie to people who are into there stand-up comedies which cover everything from politics to sex. 6/10


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