You know what's cool? Learning that one of the true geniuses of comedy is a definite gamer.

Long-time comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams was a guest on "The Tonight Show with Conan 0'Brien" recently, and he took some time to talk about his online gaming experiences. Not surprisingly, he tosses in plenty of jokes to go along with it – he does this better than anyone – and we laughed at the idea of video game military veterans. "They're spawning everywhere!" HAha. Feel free to check out the relevant video clip and be prepared to smile; we think it's bad-ass that this guy plays online. Who wouldn't want to run into him on the battlefield? He'd have the unfair advantage; he'd make everyone laugh so hard he'd be able to mow us all down without much effort. We've also heard Williams has a thing for the Battlefield franchise and let's not forget that his daughter is named Zelda. Oh, there could be other reasons for that name, but it's apparently true that she was named after The Legend of Zelda . We've heard stories of other big Hollywood names being into gaming, but some of those are just bogus claims for the sake of publicity.

Williams sounds like a true-blue gamer. And if that's the case, we officially invite him to a match in any online game he chooses…maybe Killzone 2 ?

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fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Dude……he's gotta be in his 50's!!!

Awesome.

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

I got two thumbs down cause I said that a guy was in his 50's? Well somebody needs to drink a nice tall glass of grow the hell up.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Looks like you got another one. I gave you a thumbs up to counter that thumbs down.

Boger
Boger
11 years ago

I'm sorry
this has nothing to do with this post ,
I'm in the MAG beta.
Yeah…… X

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

Congrats.

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
11 years ago

Me too. Downloading a 2gig update tho. =

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

That is the absolute trouth.

"your my bitch",
"how old are you"
"old enough to nail your ass old man!!!"

Oh, classic XBL

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

Robin Williams is a hack…his career was over fifteen years ago…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Williams was a pioneer in the land of comedy and absolutely nobody has his rapid-fire wit.

The state of his career is subjective but he is NOT a hack.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

agree to disagree…

personally, everything he has ever done makes me feel embarrased for him…it's like his mind and sense of humor stopped dead in their tracks at the age of 11 but his body kept growing…except for "Death To Smoochy", I have to admit that was mildly entertaining…

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

Same with Eddie Murphy too, he used to be funny but something strange happened…if you want to talk about pioneers of comedy look at George Carlin or Andrew Dice Clay…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

I'm talking about his stand-up. Have you even seen it?

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

May have when I was younger…I just always remember being turned off from his work though…

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

He most certainly is not a hack. He has done more than comedy, though his comedic career is one to be admired. His standup from the 80s and early 90s was groundbreaking and to me, still hilarious.

"It's 3am, you're pissing on a dumpster… Its Miller Time"

Eddie Murphy was one of the funniest Stand Up artists as well. He took his influence from Richard Prior (another groundbreaking comedian) and inspired many, including but not limited to, Chris Rock, another of the greater comedians of our generation. Just watch Raw and Delirious (prepare for VERY politically incorrect content) to understand how far he pushed comedy in his day.

Favourite Richard Prior Joke, that he made shortly after his return to Stand-Up following his caught-on-fire-freebasing-cocaine incident:

"When you're running down the street on fire, people get out of your way!"

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

I'm not saying that they weren't funny people…I'm saying that these people aren't funny anymore…

wiiplay
wiiplay
11 years ago

Bill Cosby was 'the' pioneer of comedy, not Robin Williams or George Carlin.

Anyways, can we please stop this conversation now?

Edit: Robin is a very funny actor, but he is not 'the' pioneer of comedy. Although he is very good at making people laugh, and he is very nice.
I mean, he doesn't even have to say something funny, all he has to do is smile and viola! An entire audience bursts out with laughter!
After a while, Robin wont even have to do a funny dance or make a funny face, anyone who would dare to look at him would laugh.. But why would they laugh? Because in their minds, they would be imagining a funny movie that Robin starred in, and that alone would make them laugh.
It is a fact that it is easier to remember the good memories, rather than the bad. So if we can remember such movies as Popeye, Hook, Toys, Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji, which all starred Robin Williams, then the memory must have been a good one.

Again, Robin Williams is not the best comedian of all time, but is in the top 15!
But, as everyone knows, you cannot really have a solid argument on who is better, just as you cannot argue about what game is better, or what console is better, because everyone has their own opinion on what they like, and you cannot change that.

Me? I like Will Smith.


Last edited by wiiplay on 8/18/2009 5:22:37 PM

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

Hey Jammer, Mr. Criticizer, lets see you have an incredible career such as Robin did. So what if he has hit a bit of a bump. The guy has made some of the funniest movies, and has done some of the funniest stand up of all time. The man is so respected and adored and you call him a hack? I think you need to check yourself.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I think some of you need to stop attacking the guy for having an opinion.

*cough,lowkey,cough*

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

He played MGS4. Nuff Said.

(was a joke)

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

MAG BETA FTW!!!

los626
los626
11 years ago

yup yup Wave 1 of MAG Beta. Now to log on during gameplay hours.

tridon
tridon
11 years ago

Wave 1, here I come! Can't wait to get home after work and play me some MAG. Kinda sucks that the beta is only open during certain times of the day, though. That means I'll only get about an hour or two with it when I get off work. =(

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

I recently saw Death to Smoochy again for the first time in a while. He was fantastic in that movie. It's funny to hear him curse so much.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Oh man, just watch some of his stand-up shows. He cusses like a sailor. He also has wicked hairy arms! Makes me want to go watch Jumanji!

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

no offense but that was one of the strangest creepiest remarks I have ever heard in my life…it's sort of like saying you battled him online in Cod4 or something but you just don't like him cause his balls taste weird…

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

lol Pearljamer

That sounds like a mushroom induced analogy, and seems at home in the same category as strangest and creepiest.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

I'm guessing you have never seen his stand-up. A curse word every other syllable, Makes jokes about himself about his ape-like body hair. And the amount of energy he has while preforming is crazy.

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Lee Evans does this too and makes jokes about himself as does Roy Chubby Brown so why is it any different just because Robin Williams is doing this ?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'd meet him on the battlefield to shoot his face off, can't stand this guy. It's not funny to say out loud what you are doing.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

that god I'm not the only one…

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Here's 3. Not a fan either.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

lol, I take it you don't like watching stand up then…I don't think I've ever met a comedian who doesn't talk about what they are doing in life on stage. It's pretty much all they've got for material.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I like some stand up, I just cant think of their names right now.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Brian Regan

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
11 years ago

I was waiting for him to talk about games. I met him at E3 in 2003 when he was playing a Tom Clancy game at the Ubisoft booth. I saw him at other E3s thereafter too.

I always knew he was a gamer.

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

Back when anyone could go in and enjoy E3

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

God I hate Hulu 😛 I always feel like I have access to nothing. In Canada btw

Luan
Luan
11 years ago

Same here…Hulu and MTV…I get so pissed off with it

gumbi
gumbi
11 years ago

nanu-nanu !

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

don't remind me…please

Phoelix
Phoelix
11 years ago

If I play KZ2 with him and he spawn camps against my team, I will refuse to laugh at the jokes he makes the rest of the game.

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

Any other sources for this video? It will only work for people in the US.

___________
___________
11 years ago

i wish eddy murphy would go back to doing stand up comedy.
i completley pissed myself watching both delerious and RAW, and some of his earlier acts.
ive watched it god knows how many times and that "im cooking burgers not a mother%$#$ng bronasourus burger, look at charlie over there with 3rd degree burns eating a %$#$ing frank." never gets old.
"were going to need a little wood for this fire, go chop down that tree, were going to need a whole tree for this fire"
"your wifes a bigfoot isent she guss?"

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

What happened to Eddy Murphy, looks like it was a few bad films and Disney that messed up his career, not the usual route of drugs and backstreet favours.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I'm sure gettig caught with a shemale prostitute didn't help either. Lol.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

I've always wondered if Franky Boyle was a fan of online gaming

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

I like Robin williams and think he is a brilliant actor. You either like him or hate him, my mum cant stand him and refuses to watch anything he is in. Whereas myself and my dad will watch anything he is and some of his standup stuff is brilliant. Again though at the end of the day it is all down to personal taste.


Last edited by tlpn99 on 8/18/2009 6:53:27 AM

tridon
tridon
11 years ago

Williams is a great, versatile actor. He can play the kiddy comedies or the adult comedies. He's also really good in dramas and amazing as a bad guy (see "Insomnia").

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

Or for his drama, watch Good Morning Vietnam, Awakenings, Good Will Hunting, Centennial man, What Dreams May come… and the list goes on. He is so much more than just a comedian, and deserves a lot of respect for the career he has worked hard at, whether or not he is your flavour.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

I can see how some people wouldn't like him. Especially some of his movies, they can great on your nerves a bit. I've always enjoyed most of his stand up though. Especially his part on Golf.

But I think the bigger thing here to think about is not whether or not you like the actor/comedian, but that he is a 50+ year old Famous person who plays online video games.

It's promotion like that that helps get rid of the stereotype that video games are only for anti-social teenagers. It's a step in the right direction.