Robin Williams is dead at the age of 63. Today officials confirmed that he committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his Marin County home on Monday. He is survived by his wife and children. Williams has had battles with substance abuse and depression. Former Saturday Night Live star and morning host of AM970 The Answer in New York Joe Piscopo joined Brian, Ben and Elisha to share his thoughts on the passing of Robin Williams.
“I knew him from the clubs man, early on, when I was at the Improvisation at 44th and 9th right off of Broadway…in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City. Robin would come in and do a guest shot. He didn’t have to be there but he would come in, and that’s when I first met him,” said Joe. “He would do these surprise drop-ins, on stage, in this little comedy club and he just destroyed the room…like nobody else. Just going crazy! This new guy from Mork and Mindy …and then you could always tell when you go off the stage, through the crowd and then you have your one-on-one time with the person you just introduced and then you could tell the real kind of person.”
He continued. “And you know…comedians we always whine, we’re always complaining ‘Oh that joke didn’t work!’ None of that from Robin Williams. And I looked at this guy and it taught me something because he was up—you know we’re the same age but he was like—he broke so early and he was always so nice and gracious.”
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