08.12.14

[NSFW] Viral Video of the Day: Robin Williams on Golf

This piece of comedic mastery is linguistically NSFW

Robin William’s tragic death yesterday has served as a reminder of the diverse array of talents a performer can possess. His was a career that culminated in some fantastic, haunting performances in more serious roles, such as brilliant therapist Sean Maguire in “Good Will Hunting” and transcendent English teacher John Keating in “The Dead Poets Society.” But he began his career in entertainment as a comedian and made as much of his name in stand-up as in his many memorable on-screen appearances.

Today’s video is an example of his mastery of the stand-up craft. He’ll take you on a winding journey from his views on golf’s origins to its traditional clientele’s reception of Tiger Woods, explaining on the way why the sport’s commentary is “just this side of curling for getting [him] going.” Enjoy this slice of Robin Williams, and try to find some time to experience a couple more as we remember the man today.


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