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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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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Robin Williams ... Himself
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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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English

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6 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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Robin Williams: Is it rude to Twitter during sex? To go "omg, omg, wtf, zzz"? Is that rude?
[laughter]
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Written by RJ Ritchie, Matt Shafer, and Jason Krause
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Great show with lots of laughs...
12 July 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction" is a hoot. Mr. Williams delivers rock-solid jokes with great punchlines and with lots of funny contents.

If you have seen the 2002 show "Live On Broadway" and enjoyed that, then you most definitely want to check out this 2009 show as well. Only one small problem about this 2009 show is that some of the jokes from 2002 make a re-appearance, which was a tad tame, if you have already seen the 2002 show, but other than that, Robin Williams delivers a great show and laughs.

It should be said that Robin Williams is quite fond of the F-word in his stand-up shows, so take a notice of warning to that prior to sitting down to watch "Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction", because if you are offended by that word, this might not really be something for you.

I was thoroughly entertained by Williams in this show, as I was in the 2002 show. He is a great comedian and doesn't sugarcoat anything, he talks straight from the heart (and mind) and doesn't put on any velvet gloves. I like his direct approach and the way that he delivers one solid joke after another, but at the same time manages to keep the show fresh and up-to-date with things that are up in the media and things that needs to be made fun of.

"Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction" is a great addition to any fan of either Robin Williams or the stand-up comedy genre in general.


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