Remembering Robin Williams
You want to be able to quote his inspirational movie lines back to him, to step on a desk and shout to him, "O Captain! My Captain!" You want to be able to hug him close and tight and never let go, telling him, "It's not your fault." And then you want to throw him the curve, twirl him around and sho... [Read More]
Amy Poehler: "My Whole Life Changed Once Don Pardo Said My Name"
by Megh Wright "My whole life changed once Don Pardo said my name. I will really miss that kind and talented man." - In a short but sweet statement for The Wrap, Amy Poehler remembers SNL's legendary announcer Don Pardo. 0 Comments... [Read More]
David Letterman’s Robin Williams tribute: I had no idea he was in pain (Video)
Last night on Late Show, David Letterman delivered a 10-minute tribute to Robin Williams, a man he first met at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles 38 years ago. The suicide of Robin Williams has seemingly affected the world of comedy and entertainment in a much more sincere and powerful way than most c... [Read More]
R.I.P. Don Pardo, 1918-2014
Don Pardo was such a fixture of Saturday Night Live that it'll even take creating executive producer Lorne Michaels a few years still to catch him in terms of number of appearances/voiceovers. Pardo kept introducing us to comedians in their biggest breaks on SNL, doing the voiceovers for all about o... [Read More]
Don Pardo, the Iconic Voice of 'SNL,' Dies at 96
by Megh Wright The iconic voice of Saturday Night Live has passed away. News broke last night that Don Pardo, who worked as SNL's announcer since the show's debut in 1975, died in his home of Tucson, Arizona at the age of 96. Pardo's voice is synonymous with SNL's opening credit sequence, and Lorne ... [Read More]
Robin Williams diagnosed with Parkinson’s before suicide
Robin Williams, who was found dead on Monday, Aug. 11, after comitting suicide had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease recently. “Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’... [Read More]
Inside 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip' with Matt Albie
by Bradford Evans This fall, the long-running NBS sketch show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is set to enter its 29th season, and no one has been a larger part of the program's success than its head writer and executive producer Matt Albie, who has been a major creative force behind the show since he... [Read More]
Trying to Know Robin Williams
by Sam Haft Robin was a part of my life from the very beginning. I was born just after my father made Dead Poets Society, and Robin became a close friend of my parents. I slept in his daughter Zelda's crib as a baby, and went with his family to Disneyland for the first time when I was not even a to... [Read More]
Robin Williams dead at 63: Comedians take to Twitter to express their grief
As news of Robin Williams’ apparent suicide quickly spread online tonight, fellow comedians took to Twitter to express their deep sadness and to encourage us to treat depression seriously. Below is a selection of those tweets. Williams was 63. My mother committed suicide at 63 as well. But she... [Read More]
Comedy Legend Robin Williams Dies at 63
by Megh Wright Comedy legend and beloved Hollywood star Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. According to a report by police in Marin County, California, the Oscar-winning actor died this morning of an apparent suicide. "Robin Williams passed away this morning," said his spokesperson Mara Buxba... [Read More]