Robin Williams: A Night at the Met (1986)


robin williams“I was watching a show once and they asked a Peruvian Indian chief ‘What is Cocaine?’ ‘Cocaine? That’s our gift to the white man for what you’ve done to us. You steal our land, we give you monkey for your back’ ” – Robin Williams

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Apr 2016)

Brief Synopsis – Comedy show featuring the wild and crazy antics of Robin Williams

My Take on it – This was Robin Williams’ final comedy show in the 80’s before devoted his time mainly to films.

It’s so interesting to watch the way his mind goes from topic to topic at warp speed and he doesn’t lose a beat along the way.

His comic genius was astounding and his rapid fire delivery of jokes works almost every time.

He seemed to work solely from topics in hiss mind instead of via some sort of list of topics.

This movie deals with humor that really hits the gamut of topics and he was a master of expanding the range of topics in such a short period of time.

The topics of his jokes here range from drugs to parenthood to relationships to world politics and he never misses a beat along the way.

I always found it interesting that he could discuss such a variety of topics including politics and know what he was talking about.

My only regret is that it feels too short at just a tad over an hour. ;(

His energy and enthusiasm for his jokes will be sorely missed by all because he was a one of a kind comedian.

We will probably never see the likes of him ever again…

Bottom Line – Hilarious comedy show that really shows the range of topics that Williams was able to discuss and joke about. Discusses varied subjects from parenthood to drugs to relationships to world politics. Williams really had an eclectic array of knowledge that he could whip out in a flash and make us all laugh at. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – He had been shifting his focus from stand-up comedy to film making for several years, and A Night at the Met would be one of his last major concerts during the 1980s. The show is a mix of Williams’ rapid-fire humor and voice work (From Wikipedia)

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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