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Comedian explores the dark side of his craft

(PIX11) – Comedians are known to make us laugh, but are they hiding a secret? Is their comedy used to cover something deeper?

Here to share more on the dark side of comedy are comedian Chuck Nice, Richie Tienken: Comic Strip owner and former manager of Eddie Murphy, and “Guy Code” star Andrew Schulz. 99 more words

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Robin Williams: 'Comedy Cyclone' Burst Out of 1970s L.A. Club Scene

Robin Williams honed his zany, rapid-fire comedic persona in the hothouse environment of Los Angeles comedy clubs in the mid- to late-1970s.

Even in an scene that nurtured such notables as David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Sam Kinison, Elayne Boosler, Tom Dreesen and George Miller, Williams’ unique style made a huge impression. 1,033 more words

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Dear Robin, thanks for making me laugh....

I used to watch Robin Williams while I was growing up in my early teens.   I first saw him when he debuted as Mork on a… 924 more words

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Robin Williams: Lightning in the Melody of Laughter

“The adoration of global fans does as much to bring relief from depression as the finest wine meticulously spilled upon a closed container.”

by SETH EISENBERG…

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Robin Williams's Long Struggle With Addiction and Depression

by Hilary Lewis

Robin Williams’s unexpected death Monday brings to an end the comedian’s long battle with cocaine and alcohol addiction.

Williams checked himself into a renewal center just a few weeks ago, but his battle with addiction dated back more than 30 years. 1,300 more words