Robin Williams has been an inspiration to all sorts of comedians, actors, and entertainers in general. For this reason he is being honored with the Stand-Up Icon Award at next month’s Comedy Awards event in New York. The award is always presented to a comic veteran who has affected and influenced the world of entertainers through their stand-up comedy, which Williams is obviously more than worthy of. Eddie Murphy received the award at last years first Comedy Award’s.
William’s achieved stand-up success about the same time he started his first series, Mork and Mindy in 1978. From there he has gone on to be a great actor, even winning an Academy Award for Supporting Actor in Goodwill Hunting. In 2009 he went on tour for his stand-up, “Weapons of Mass Destruction,” which stopped at 65 cities.
The Comedy Awards executive producer, Casey Patterson said,“Robin Williams is a comedic force of nature whose intensity and explosive free-associating style as a stand-up comedian made him a superstar. Robin used stand-up comedy to literally change the world with Comic Relief. Robin Williams is more than an icon. He is one of the most important comedic voices of our time. We’re thrilled, and just a little bit scared, to be honoring Robin at The Comedy Awards this year.”
The ceremony will be taking place at The Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28th but will be aired on Comedy Central on May 6th.
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