Jimmy Fallon and Conan pay Tribute to Robin Williams
Jimmy Fallon is known for breaking into laughter during his sets; not into tears. Jimmy Fallon gets emotional during The Tonight Show praising the “divine madness” of Robin. Before showing Robin Williams very first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, he leap into a wonderful impression of Robin that exemplifies why he and so many other loved him.
“I’m never going to see anything like this human ever. It is just amazing. His brain was always thinking 10 steps ahead of what he was saying. He was like the Muhammad Ali of Comedy.” – Jimmy Fallon.
Finally, Fallon stands up on his desk as though he was part of the Dead Poets Society and says “O Captain, My Captain! You will be missed.”
Conan O’Brien did a segment on his show Conan where he remembers all the times he has had him as a guest throughout the years. Conan even proclaims Robin as “The Best Talk Show Guest in the World” and he isn’t just saying that. The last clip he shows has him sitting next to Robin saying he is the best talk show guest in the world. Conan fondly talks about Robin WIlliams as he share an anecdote of the time that Robin bought him a bizarre orange and green bicycle.
‘Aladdin’ on Broadway pays Tribute to Robin Williams
James Monroe Iglehart now plays the role of Genie on Broadway and because of the amount of influence that Williams had as that character he’d be remiss not to address the loss of the great entertainer. Iglehart made a point that Robin Williams was not only a great comedian, but one of the greatest entertainers of all time. He then leads the audience into a sing-a-long of “Never had a Friend Like Me” which itself has a whole new meaning now that Robin Williams has passed.
Boston pays Tribute to Robin Williams
There is a bench in the Boston Public Garden that has become a big memorial in Robin Williams honor because it is where he and Matt Damon shared a dramatic scene in Good Will Hunting. People have put flowers on the bench and hundreds of quotes from all his movies are written in chalk around the bench.
Robin Williams won his only Oscar for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in Good Will Hunting.
World of Warcraft to pay Tribute to Robin Williams
Knowing Robin Williams was an avid World of Warcraft player fans of the game took to Change.org to request that he be memorialized in the game itself as an NPC. After 24 hours the petition reached 10,000 signatures and Blizzard, the company that produces World of Warcraft, responded that they are taking care of it.
Norm MacDonald recounts a touching story about Robin Williams
One tweet at a time Norm MacDonald told a story of his first appearance on Letterman and the instant impact Robin Williams had on him.
“I was a punk kid from rural Ontario and I was in my dressing room, terrified.
I was on the phone to a friend back home when the funniest man in the world ambled by.
There was no one else on the floor. In shock, I told my friend who just walked by. Only the funniest man in the world.
I guess he heard me say his name, cause in an instant he was at my side.
He was a jewish tailor, taking my measurements. He went down on his knees, asked which way I dressed.
I told my friend on the phone that the funniest man in the world was on his knees before me, measuring my inseam.
My friend didn’t believe me so I said, “Could you talk to my friend, sir.
The funniest man in the world took the phone and for ten minutes took my friend’s chinese food order.
I laughed and laughed and it was like I was in a dream because no one else was there. No one.
The place was out of Moo Shoo Pork, and there was nothing he could do about it.
He angrily hung up on my friend and I was about to thank him when he said I hadn’t even tried the jacket on.
Then the funniest man on earth dressed me, a complete stranger, and i remember he ended with a windsor knot.
He spoke mostly yiddish, but when he finished he was happy with his job and turned me to a mirror to present myself to me.
No one witnessed any of this. No one.
The funniest man alive was in my dressing room a good half-hour and was far funnier than the set I had to do soon.
All of a sudden it was, had to.
When he left my dressing room, I felt alone. As alone as I ever remember feeling.
Until today. #RIPRobinWilliams“
Marc Maron pays Tribute to Robin Williams
Marc Maron is a stand-up comedian with a popular podcast called “WTF – The Marc Maron Podcast” and he posted an episode called “Remembering Robin Williams.” At the start of the podcast Maron gives a heartfelt speech about Robin Williams as he is still processing the tragedy. The podcast leads into a repost of an interview he had with Robin Williams in 2010. The interview itself is one of a kind as Robin openly speaks about relapse to alcohol addiction, his cocaine habits, his heart valve transplant, and more. It’s one of the only interviews I’ve heard with him that isn’t a performance. You get a sense of how Robin act when there isn’t a crowd present and you can tell he was genuinely a sweet man.
Zelda Williams pays Tribute to her Father
Before being trolled off of social media by people harassing Zelda Williams in various way about her father’s suicide, she tweeted this quote by french writer and poet Antoine De Saint-Exupery. “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up. Z”. This tweet gives me the impression that even behind closed doors Robin Williams was a great man and father. Zelda Williams is 25 years old.