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Night at the Met

Robin WilliamsAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 11, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 1986
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000EQ47VS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,862 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

With Robin Williams at the cusp of what would become a very successful film career, A Night at the Met served as a kind of standup swan song for him. He had already made a considerable impression on the public, both as the lovable alien Mork and through his frenetically paced standup routines, but cocaine addiction threatened to derail his skyrocketing career -- the fuel for his fire was serving to burn him out as well. Cleansed of that addiction, A Night at the Met found Williams full of the same energy and maniacal pace that endeared him to his audience in the first place -- only, this time, the fuel was strictly internal. Overcoming addiction left Williams with a smorgasbord of hilarious and poignant material at his disposal and his wry and intelligent musings on the dangers of overindulgence held extra weight, because he had been there. Ruminations on drugs, relationships, and the Reagan administration were observationally dead-on and served up with a side of Williams' trademark, telling sentimentality. The sentimental and the hilarious reached a crescendo when the subject matter turned to the birth of his son. Among the pregnancy and pee jokes, Williams injected serious concerns for the future with a glimmer of hope that all might not be as dismal as it seemed. Hilarious, poignant, outrageous, and heartwarming, A Night at the Met came at a unique time -- capturing Robin Williams at both his career and personal best.

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You should have heard what they left out! February 25, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Robin Williams is flat-out insane on stage, and "A Night ..." does a fairly good job of catching his insanity. From riffs on Tom Landry directing "Swan Lake" ("take Giselle, throw her downfield ten, fifteen yards!") to getting busted with cocaine ("I'm okay, I'm okay, red, blue, red, blue--OH, ...) to fatherhood ("I expected three nomads to come into the delivery room--'we saw a star, dude?'"), only the most humor-resistant won't crack up. The only disappointment is that this wasn't a double CD, since Robin did about 2.5 hours at our show, a lot of which was even funnier than what appears here! Believe it or not, Robin only made three comedy albums--his first two, "Reality ... what a concept" and "Throbbing Python of Love" are long out of print. "Reality" is his funniest, but "A Night ..." isn't far behind. Yeah, he's now an Oscar-winning actor, but "A Night ..." reminds us that Robin Williams wasn't always so earnest ...
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robin tells it like it is July 7, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Ever wonder what it would be like if someone told you the facts of life in the form of comedy? Well folks,it doesn't get any better than this! Great Quote: After seeing his child after his wife gave birth, "My God he's hung like a bear.." and the doc says... "...that's the umbilical cord Mr.Williams." Every time I listen it,I appreciate his honesty more!.."If you want ribs,go get barbecue." "A woman should be president,there would never be a war...just every 28 days,SEVERE NEGOTIATIONS."
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robin Williams - the king of 1980's humor July 24, 2001
By Tim
Format:Audio CD
Robin Williams' irreverant humor has been a delight to many and has - unlike most comedians - remained rather uncontroversial. While he certainly delves into obsenities, it is not the gratuitous (and, in the end, unfunny) cursing one hears on a Richard Pryor album. It is instead the work of a master at the art of improvisation.
"A Night at the Met" is Williams's most enduring stand-up work for good reason. Each performance he puts on is unique and different, and this one is more unique than most. In it, he attacks fatherhood, pregnancy, sex and all things in between. He delves into foreign affairs and the Reagan presidency. Though he is a San Francisco liberal, one can tell here that the jokes are not meant as political statement, either. They are the kind that even a Reagan Republican finds himself or herself laughing at. He attacks the ideas of drug and alcohol addicts and makes a joke of his own former alcoholism.
Perhaps the one thing that is most striking about "A Night at the Met" is Williams's profound honesty in everything he says. He does not have a script, cue cards, or a set schedule for gags. Instead, he draws from a box of props and goes from there. It is honest and genuine. And that is the most important thing in any art form.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This man is a nut! May 4, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I don't think Robin Williams does standup much anymore, as he has tried to be both an artist in both comedy and dramatic movies. However, after listening to Williams do his "A Night at the Met" concert in the late 1980's, I am convinced Robin Williams was one of the master of the stand-up comics. Johnny Carson once called him the man that would do anything and everything at any time. Most men would do their routine and be serious for the rest of the night on a talk show. Not Williams, as he would continue to entertain and do off the wall humor until everybody had almost died from laughter.
Williams can almost be described as "insane" on this album. He improvs for the first few minutes, and then launches into everything from alcohol and drugs, to President Reagan, and finally to sex. The man for almost an hour drives you crazy with his twisted humor. It is a shame he would rather do serious movies, but I guess he felt he needed to evolve. Still, if you want to see of Robin Williams as the craziest nut on the planet. You need to listen to this.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Do you like the play, Mr. Lincoln?-DUCK!" January 27, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Robin Williams is the master of comedy. Furthermore, his jokes are intelligent. Don't expect any stupid, slapstick stuff on this masterpiece. Williams is the master of his craft. You will be rolling on the floor and up the walls, clutching your quivering ribs and wiping tears from your eyes, with laughter. You'll be praising God for blessing us with such an undyingly amusing man who shares his insights with the world. If you have a sense of humor, or if you don't(like me), you must get this album!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed so hard I cried. January 29, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What can you say about Robin Williams other than he is a genius on natural speed. He's the tops in funny. Wish he had other CD's. I love to laugh like this! Loved every bit. Highly recommend! AAA+++
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At His Best November 20, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I've had the VHS of this and the Audio since 1989, simply his best work ever. Still funny today. However my VHS hath died and I'm searching for another or better yet a DVD version. No luck so far, I did replace my cassette with this identical CD version, awesome. Will the DVD ever be available?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Severly Modified July 23, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was very disappointed with A Night at the Met. I use to own this on VHS tape. Since I am commuting now in my car, I decided to buy this album, because I loved the routine. Unfortunately, the best parts of the comic performance have been edited out of the CD version of Robin Williams' performance. Most noticeable to me was the bit about marijuana and the cat, which is sadly missing. I was really hoping to relieve the performance I had watched many times, but sadly, due to the editing of this CDs, it will most likely be shelved.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as expected
Too vulgar. Would not recommend it. Love Robin Williams but this had too many "F" bombs. This was before he reached his peak.
Published 3 months ago by grammy
5.0 out of 5 stars Wild Man!
This is simply a CD you need for your comedy collection. If you aren't a Robin fan (if that is the case, you must be from another planet), you will be after soaking up his wit!
Published 8 months ago by Photonut
3.0 out of 5 stars no video
I had hoped that it was a video of the show and it was only the audio it is still funny but watching Robin Williams is really the show.
Published 10 months ago by Cee Roth
5.0 out of 5 stars night at the met
one funny cat. a.wonderfull venue. we love Williams and the way his mind works. great service with prime .I do wish there was a video of this show.
Published 12 months ago by judy parsons
4.0 out of 5 stars Robin Williams night at the met
I really enjoyed watching Robbin Williams in concert, I think he is a very funny comedian and an excellent actor.
Published 14 months ago by Ada
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious And Funny By Great Comedian
This is some of his earliest comedy and everytime I listen I can't get enough laughter. He is one of the masters of words.
Published 15 months ago by shades5434
5.0 out of 5 stars Top of the line Robin Williams
I really enjoyed this interview with Robin Williams years ago, and I had a VHS copy for quite a while. Read more
Published on January 21, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars As fantastic as I remembered....
When I was in high school- a friend of mine found this cassette in a dusty old box in his parents attic. Read more
Published on November 3, 2010 by Steffferrrzzz
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought it was going to be a DVD...but it was a CD
Love Robin WWilliams. Used to have this on VHS. Watched t repeatedly until I wore the tape out. Hard to find on DVD.
Published on March 19, 2010 by Mark W. Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for the laugh deprived!
Robin Williams the all time Manic comic was back for this one. Yes this is slightly dated late 80'2 + or so. After his rehab with alcohol, and drugs. Read more
Published on March 13, 2010 by Lance Grach
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