Jake Glavis - Marin County Comics Pay Tribute To Robin Williams
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Local comedians and friends of late comedy legend Robin Williams gathered in Mill Valley to pay tribute to their beloved friend, neighbor, and performing inspiration. As the Marin Independent Journal reports, area comedians gathered to share jokes at the theatre at 142 Throckmorton Theatre where Williams had performed on numerous occasions.
The event marked the first time since the actors passing that the Mill Valley theatre held a night of comedy. Comedians did routines and told stories to the sold-out crowd about the comedian that had meant so much to this community and to the world. Many of those in attendance were visiting the theatre for the first time, just wanting to present for a special night where Williams would be honored by those who lived and worked alongside the man.
2. • Local comedians and friends of late comedylegend Robin Williams gathered in Mill Valley topay tribute to their beloved friend, neighbor, andperforming inspiration. As the MarinIndependent Journal reports, area comediansgathered to share jokes at the theatre at 142Throckmorton Theatre where Williams hadperformed on numerous occasions. 3. • The event marked the first time since the actorspassing that the Mill Valley theatre held a nightof comedy. Comedians did routines and toldstories to the sold-out crowd about thecomedian that had meant so much to thiscommunity and to the world. Many of those inattendance were visiting the theatre for the firsttime, just wanting to present for a special nightwhere Williams would be honored by those wholived and worked alongside the man. 4. • The event was hosted by comedian Mark Pittawho opened the show by saying, “Welcome tocathartic Tuesday.” Pitta’s show has beenrunning for about 10 years, largely because ofthe buzz from comedians like Williams and DanaCarvey would workshop new material at theshow. 5. • Comedians told about how Williams, when notperforming at the theatre, liked to hang out in thegreen room and mingle with the othercomedians. Many of those comedians were inattendance for this event and were invited onstage to share their stories of Robin Williams.The consensus amongst those in the room thatthe man was as generous and he was brilliant. 6. !• One comedian, Johnny Steele, told a story ofperforming a set at the Throckmorton Theatreand doing a bit about men in Mill Valley riding on$6,500 bicycles. After the show, Williamscomplimented his Steele’s set, and asked him ifhe was a cyclist. When he said he wasn’t (“Bikescost $6,500!”) Williams bought him a bicycleand the two became riding partners many yearshence. 7. !• This was just one of many touching tributesmade by some of the funny people who knewhim best. All in all, the night served as atouching tribute to a man beloved in thecommunity he called home.
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