I thought of writing more on this post but when I thought about mystery, this song came to mind. I can’t stop laughing. So funny in my opinion. How about you?
It was a shock when I read about Robin Williams death last night. I was watching TV late at night and I saw the news that he had died. I just couldn’t believe it. Even though I never knew him, it still felt like I’ve lost a friend. For me he was the king of comedy. He was the one that everyone admired. He was a great actor and a great person. His interviews were never dull. Even if an interview were about serious topics, he still could lighten up the situation. Maybe that was his downfall. Everybody expected him to be funny all the time. His talent was both a blessing and a curse. It must have been overwhelming. I sympathise with his wife and his children since I know how it feels like. No matter what way a person dies, it’s always sad. Let them mourn in peace.
Suicide is never the answer but if you’re deeply depressed, it can feel it’s the only solution. No one really knows what a person is really feeling. You can have everything but still miss something. I can’t even imagine how it feels to be that depressed since I have no experience of that. Everyone feel depressed sometimes, me included. But I get over it by watching comedy. Watching Robin Williams. Maybe there should have been someone like him for him too.
Like his wife, Susan Schneider said in her statement.
“As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
And boy did he make us laugh.I don’t remember exactly where I saw him for the first time. It must have been in Mrs Doubtfire. I’ve seen that movie a lot of times and it still makes me laugh. I also love him in The Birdcage with Nathan Lane. So hilarious. He could also do serious characters. Like in One hour photo and Good will hunting. I recently saw his appearance in Law and order: Special Victims Unit where he played a creepy guy. The episode is called Authority in case someone wants to check it out. There you can see what a versatile actor he was.
I’m not gonna feel sad about his death. I want to remember how he made us laugh until we wet ourselves. He’s gone but we still have the memories. We should celebrate his achievements and the person he was. We should all look up to the stars.
RIP Robin Williams. Your table’s ready.
My favorite genre is comedy (other is action) People find different things funny. And some have no sense of humour. I laugh at almost anything. What I don’t find funny, is things like Jackass. Grown men doing stuff where they get hurt, looks childish to me. The only thing that is funny, is how stupid they look. The American Pie movies are childish as well. Not my kind of thing at all.
But I must admit, below the belt jokes are kind of funny. Only when they are tastefully done though. Like Austin Powers. “Do I make you feel horny, baby” Suggestions kind of things. Not really saying it out loud. Difficult to describe in English (in any language to be precise) I hope you understand what I mean.
I mostly laugh at funny faces or someone falling over. I love British comedy. Monty Python, Mr Bean, The Fast show, just to name a few. I think older sketch programs are better than new ones. Even though Little Britain is kind of amusing but not as good as older comedy shows. I absolutely love Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson, Billy Connelly and Hugh Laurie. They really have become big stars outside the UK.
Most comedy shows and movies I like are Americans. They just happen to be something I find funny. And they are very good at it. I’ve been watching The Golden Girls lately and it never gets old. They just don’t make those kind of shows anymore. Move over Sex in the city. You’ll never be as good as The Golden Girls! I tried to watch Sex in the city but I just didn’t find it funny. There were something funny but I don’t really care about relationship and that kind of TV shows.
I did write about what I like last year and humour was one on my 5 favorite things. Jim Carrey is my favourite but I also like Robin Williams. He’s really talented. His interviews are never dull. He can also play serious roles and still be believable.It’s also a pleasure to watch Conan. A shame it’s not shown on Finnish TV. But thanks to Youtube I can always watch the best parts. It’s much better than Jay Leno. Even though his show is not bad either.
I’m really glad older comedy show that I used to watch when I was a child are released on DVD. Which reminds me, I should really watch that Love Boat DVD I bought weeks ago. I hope I don’t die laughing.