So the comedian committed suicide yesterday.
Can’t say i was a fan, but he undoubtedly was a talented guy. On an average day, i found him his impressions mildly irritating, but sometimes when he does his stand-up routine, he can make me laugh. But most of his comedic roles tend to rehash the same comedic routines. But its when he controls these his overacting tendencies that i find him really funny.
Like in Good Morning Vietnam, the one Robin Williams movie i like. Mrs. Doubtfire was pretty good, but I like the latter more.
I was fortunate enough to watch Mork and Mindy on telly, though i can’t remember much except his 70’s haircut and the nanonano. I also remember my dad bringing me to watch him in Popeye in Cathay cinema.
Fast forward to recent times, i caught the first few episodes of the Crazy Ones, more for Sarah Michelle Gellar rather than Robin Williams. It was just okay, but i thought he was rather subdued in his characterization, which was a good thing.
For whatever reasons he killed himself, i don’t think anyone else will understand his pain.