Chances are Robin Williams has made you laugh, cry -- or cry laughing! -- at least once in your lifetime. From sweaty standup riffs to sitcom mayhem as Mork from Ork, to a powerful Oscar-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin was an artist who was constantly pushing his craft. But behind these displays of brilliance was an isolated and often misunderstood man. From Macmillan Podcasts, Knowing: Robin Williams takes you inside the lawless and brilliant mind of one of America’s most beloved comedians. Join New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff and host Kristy Westgard as they share...
Robin caps off 20 years in show business with an Oscar-winning performance, but this is a brief high that can't last. A series of career duds and personal tragedy push Robin back into the depressive and addictive tendencies he's never fully addressed.
This week, we sit down with comedian Chris Gethard to talk about performing improv with Robin and the stigma of the depressed artist.
Robin shows he's leading man material with hits like Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and Aladdin. But, his burgeoning film career cuts into time spent with his growing and changing family.