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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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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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6 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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Robin Williams: The moment the Pope dies, they take him through St. Peter's Basilica, and fifty thousand cell phones are like
[pantomimes the clicking sounds of camera phones]
Robin Williams: And I'm sure that was his last wish. "When I die, I want to be a screensaver."
[pantomime death rattle]
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Written by RJ Ritchie, Matt Shafer, and Jason Krause
Performed by Kid Rock
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Robin scrapes the bottom of the barrel
1 April 2010 | by NozzSee all my reviews

This comedy set is fine for people who laugh at any drug joke or penis joke, no matter how old or poorly constructed, but Robin Williams used to be so much better, more original and with a greater range of schtick. It's hard not to notice how often he punctuates a gag by announcing that it's "number one" of a series of observations. (Usually he does provide another but without numbering it.) His material about growing older rang true, and it was certainly fresher than a Jimmy Stewart imitation or a talking-vagina gag (both of which he does resort to), but I suppose that to focus on approaching the age of 60 would be to lose much of the audience-- at least the audience that we see photographed, who seem to be half Robin's age.


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