'ROBIN WILLIAMS: Live on Broadway' was a SCREAM!

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

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    It's been a long time since we've seen Robin Williams like this! Hyper, manic, and oh so hysterical! [​IMG]
    I watched it over a friends house while I recorded it back home and cried from laughter many times during the concert. [​IMG] Before it started I thought that even though he'll be funny, he won't be as fast or energetic as he used to be, I mean come on, he's like 50 now. How wrong I was! It's like I was watching him as he was 15 years ago!
    He hit the ground running, and just kept speeding up! It's like the man had GAINED strength over the years! As if through all of the Good Will Hunting's, and Awakening's, he was a comedic time bomb waiting to go off and last night was the result.
    I'll be watching this again later on today, and it's destined to become one of my favorite stand up concerts. [​IMG]
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Judy Y

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    Did you notice how they kept posting that "Live on Broadway" sign every time he said something politically incorrect?

    He was hilarious. If anything, I preferred this routine to what he used to do. I have a hearing loss and, previously, could not understand much of what he said before, but caught almost all of it last night. Him slowing down a bit works for me!
     
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    What drugs was he on last night? [​IMG] I thought he was brilliant. My wife and I couldn't stop laughing.
     
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    I really liked the part about the invention of golf [​IMG]
    ...I must say, the very last part was hillarious as well [​IMG]
    Did you see how much water he had back there on that table??
    -Ryan Dinan
     
  5. Brian Perry

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    Is this going to be rebroadcast? I missed it, unfortunately.
     
  6. John Berggren

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    I never saw the ads for this, and missed the broadcast. I hope to see a rebroadcast.
     
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    Man, you are not kidding. I can't believe the energy he had last night. I recorded it last night and plan to watch it several times.

    I was crying during the Viagra bit.
     
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    I onlt caught about 2 minutes of it b/c I wanted to wait and see the whole thing but I did notice that he had A LOT of water out there. BTW, did he drink it all?
     
  11. Jim DiJoseph

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    Not even close, Jeremiah. I think they put that much water out there because he probably told them that he'd use them as props. He must have used them in his act 3 or 4 times.
    This was classic Williams! ROTFLMAO!!! [​IMG]
     
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    LOL yeah the Golf Bit was hilarious. Actually the entire thing was hilarious.

    capt
     
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    Never seen him do standup before, and I always thought he was too hyper on talkshows, but MAN was he funny!!
    The golf bit, while not very original, was hilarious. It was like most of the show: it's not so much WHAT he says but HOW he says it. I kept wondering "I wonder what his REAL voice is?" [​IMG]
    He kept it up for 100 minutes, what was he on??
    /Mike
     
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    Do you think they will release this on DVD like they did with Jerry Seinfeld's "I'm Telling You For the Last Time" HBO special?

    I don't get HBO so would love to get it.
     
  15. Ted Lee

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    overall, the show was good, but not consistently great.

    he definitely saved the best part for last. all his random stuff in the middle was entertaining, but it didn't have me bustin' up like the last half which was extremely funny!

    he had a few fumbles here and there, but his recovery was excellent. he turned a goof into an impromptu comedy bit. i was impressed that he went almost two hours - that's gotta be hard to do!

    i think he was drinking so much water because he was sweating like a mad dog - did you guys notice the back of his shirt? plus the obvious prop uses.

    all in all, a pretty good show, but i'm glad i didn't pay big dollars to watch it.

    i'll give it a "B".
     
  16. John Tillman

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    Great great show. I remember watching him on Carson and always wanted to see him do a whole set of that stuff.

    Remember Carlin with the Baseball vs Football routine? Williams doing the Golf routine was classic... as good as Carlin. What an incredible mind, plus the energy to deliver. Well done.
     
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    A friend of mine happened to run into him (and wife/gf) a few years ago on vacation (both at same hotel). They ended up hanging out with them and a few other people as a group.
    Apparently he was exactly the same...a lot of fun to be around. And my friend was unsure if it was him for all of about 3 seconds. [​IMG] He thought "it couldn't be him" until he opened his mouth, no doubts after that point I guess. [​IMG]
    His standup has always remained strong actually. People started to see him as a caricature, but the newest special shows exactly what he is, very funny. His commentary can be pretty biting at times too.
     
  18. Mike Soltis

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    And you do this whole thing once?

    Oh, f*ck no!!! Eighteen f*cking times!!!
     
  19. Paul Jenkins

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    i just caught this tonight, what a hoot! the golf bit was the best of the night, i was on the ground laughing so hard. my side aches right now!!
     
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