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Robin Williams Live on Broadway (2002)

The fourth HBO stand-up special by Robin Williams.

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Marty Callner

Writer:

Robin Williams
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Robin Williams ... Himself
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The fourth HBO stand-up special by Robin Williams.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2002 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital | Stereo (PCM)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Robin Williams's first stand-up comedy special since 1986. See more »

Quotes

Robin Williams: [Impersonating Charlton Heston] Guns don't kill people... APES with guns kill people.
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Alternate Versions

A number of jokes originally broadcast on HBO were cut on the DVD, presumably for music rights:
  • Robin makes reference to the theater, the Broadway Theater, and does imitations of Ethel Merman singing "Baby Got Back" and Carol Channing singing "One of Us".
  • During the airport security routine, a "West Side Story" joke was cut.
  • When referencing Dick Cheney, Robin sings "Me and My Shadow Government".
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Connections

Referenced in Material (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Step
Performed by Dave Matthews Band
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A non-stop comic romp.
29 January 2003 | by mhasheiderSee all my reviews

The legendary comedian-actor knows how to deliver stand-up comedy in such a way that just leaves you laughing non-stop. Williams is the type of comic who can easily tickle the audience's funny bone to the point where you the viewer can't stop laughing. It's impossible to say the least.

Where ever Robin Williams has appeared in movies or talk shows like Letterman, Leno, Carson, Inside the Actor's Studio, and in this case - on Broadway. And here, Williams shows why he's one of the best in the generation and the large variety of topics - ranging from world and national politics, the church scandal, the Winter Olympics, and being 50 is certainly beyond belief.

Just watching Robin taking some hilarious shots at some key members of the Bush cabinet and of course, Bush himself are among the best ones delivered. The joke about Ted Kennedy being "Jabba the Hut" was a nasty one, too.

The show is a non-stop comic romp even though some jokes might offend some people and is definitely one not to let the "ankle-bitters" watch.


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