Hat's off to another
great example of Robin Williams's lovable comedic genius. In this 2008 post-presidential election clip, from the British gala, 'We Are Most Amused,'
people from around the world gather to celebrate the 60th birthday of Prince Charles, and see the best of the best comedians. John ‘Monty Python’ Cleese introduces Robin Williams, who walks out onto the stage and immediately throws a hilariously informal shout out to he Royal Family. “Thank you. Thank you! Chuck, Cam – Great to see you! Yoyo Wales, House of Windsor, keepin’ it real!”
Prince Charles busts out laughing, as the crowd roars. You can tell they all love Robin Williams. He starts off gleaming over the future president. Remember that incredible feeling of excitement and relief most of us had after Obama won? You can see that feeling in Robin’s eyes. A few minutes later, Williams starts in on the ‘Dubya.' (spoiler alert)
"We do have to take a moment of silence to bid a fond farewell to George W. Bush. The end of the reign of George II. The reign, of error is over. America is officially out of rehab. We have come back! He (Bush) is a gift to comedy, though. He is a 'comedy piñata!' I'm gonna miss him. A man that says, 'I'm the decider!' No sir. You are the president. You make decisions. Decider's what they sell in the little jug." (The last joke takes a few seconds and when they get it, the crowd laughs even louder.)
After impersonating more Bush 'isms,' Robin Williams begins pouncing on McCain and Palin in a way that made my stomach ache from laughing. Here's the video excerpt of Robin's performance:
So much to love about this man. He started out as a stand-up comedian and ‘morphed’ into a great movie and television actor, as well as an extremely generous and beautiful human rights activist. Most of us still can't believe he's gone, and we miss him, bad.