Robin Williams ruins every talk show
There was a time ("the 80s") when Robin Williams was actually funny. Not just on TV show and movies, but on talk shows as well. He'd come on, and you just knew it was going to be a wild and fun time.
Boy, are those times past.
Williams has been making the talk show rounds the past week or so, plugging Man of the Year (does that movie look awful, or what?). And every single time he's on, he embarasses himself. Or maybe he doesn't, judging from the howls coming from the audience. He just doesn't shut up, and does the same voices over and over and over again, interrupting other guests.
He was on Letterman the other night and I had to change the channel. He was on Regis & Kelly the next morning, but I don't usually watch that show so there was no danger of seeing him. He was on Bill Maher's show last Friday, and he just steamrolled over everybody, thinking he was so funny. Maher laughed, but later in the show you sensed that he just wanted him to shut the hell up.
He's on Hardball tonight. I won't be watching. He's on Kimmel too, but I'll change the channel after the monologue. It's not that I don't like unpredictable, going-off-on-a-tangent celebs. I think Jim Carrey, Amy Sedaris, and Andy Dick are really funny on talk shows. Williams...gah.