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Robin Williams: Live On Broadway (2002)

Robin Williams , Bill Crooks , Marty Callner  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Robin Williams
  • Directors: Bill Crooks, Marty Callner
  • Writers: Robin Williams
  • Producers: Marty Callner, Carol Axler Turner, David Steinberg, Jesse Gordon, Marsha Garces Williams
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (PCM Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sony
  • DVD Release Date: November 19, 2002
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000077VQ6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,841 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Robin Williams: Live On Broadway" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Robin Williams interviewed by Marty Callner, director of "Live On Broadway"
  • Behind the Scenes: Backstage Before the Broadcast
  • Noises
  • Easter egg

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Everyone's favorite over-the-top comedian brings his frantic pace to the big stage to sermonize on religion, breast implants, anthrax and everything in between. Recorded live in New York City. 2002/color/126 min/NR/fullscreen.

Sharper and deeper than Robin Williams's previous road material, Live on Broadway is a mature comedian's view of all things to do with power, prejudice, and paranoia in the 21st century. On the anthrax scare of 2001: "The Senate cleared out of their building but told the rest of us, 'Get on with your normal lives!'" On his solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over Jerusalem: "Time share!" On the pitfalls of America's deepening alliance with Britain: "The House of Commons is like Congress with a two-drink minimum." A viewer may have to slog through Williams's tedious breast fetishism, but patience is quickly rewarded with bitchy takes on Martha Stewart facing prison, solid satire about French existentialist judges at the Olympics, and subversive op-eds about the Bush administration's inability to clarify terrorist threats to the public ("Has the CIA become the Central Intuitive Agency?"). --Tom Keogh

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166 of 172 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The King of Stand-Up Comedy November 25, 2002
Whether it's parading around on stage in a frenzy or breaking out into one of many possible impressions/accents, it simply does not get any better than Robin Williams Live when it comes to gut-wrenching laughs.
Williams goes all out in all of his live performances. This particular night he performs live on Broadway (the culmination of a 20+ city national tour, and marking the conclusion of his triumphant, and much-heralded return to the "stage" in over 16 years). And what is the verdict??? BRILLIANCE!! The same brand of raunchy, charismatic, no holds-barred, yet very intelligent humor Williams has been known for.
ONE THING NEEDS TO BE POINTED OUT: Williams' energy is unparalleled in his stand-up work and is NOTHING like his theatrical roles (from Flubber to Insomnia), which only seem to stifle the madman lurking beneath. With uncensored, and essentially unscripted stand-up, Robin is able to reveal his TRUE SELF. However, this is not some mindless rant... Williams seems to emerge from a shell he's been keeping himself in... commentating on social and political issues of the day (from foreign relations, biological warfare, sex, and even sports).
Where this "movie" truly earns 5 STARS is in Williams's performance itself. Sadly, comics today go through "ho-hum" HBO specials like candy (I will not name names), giving audiences and viewers 60-65 minutes. Williams goes non-stop for 2 hours!! And as a result becomes so drenched in sweat by the end, you begin to wonder how he's still standing!
Material-wise, I feel there is no one better, with Williams delivery of quips, jokes, and punchlines only rivaled by George Carlin, and the shows of Eddie Murphy from the early to mid 1980s.
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115 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The King of Comedy Raw and Sweaty! November 10, 2002
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Robin Williams' laugh-riot HBO Special is a no-holds-barred comedy classic and a fitting document of the greatest funnyman of our generation. A master of fast and furious storytelling and 3-dimensional characters, Williams' genius is on full display for nearly two hours. The comedian's charm is evident - he leaps from joke to joke, each bit infused with warmth, irony and his now-trademark stream-of-consciousness dialogue. He draws on contemporary themes and hits every punchline like a concert pianist at the peak of his form. Never before has Williams been so accessible or hysterical and this special guarantees unlimited guffaws and side-splitting routines. He's sweaty and raunchy, childlike and mature all at once. Parents may want to save this DVD for personal viewing, since some bits are drenched in wicked adult humor, though Williams never offends - he gives his all and succeeds. Best of all, the Broadway event gets better on repeat viewings (rare as that is for comedy)so that like Lucille Ball before him (think grape-stomping, vitavitavegimin and chocolate assembly lines) the bits he delivers renew themselves time and time again. If laughter is lacking in your life, do yourself a favor and spend two hours with the Oscar-winning master of comedy.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frickin' Hilarious January 7, 2003
I first saw the tail end of Robin's Broadway show on HBO and laughed till I was crying, and I was absolutely thrilled when they put his show on DVD. It is an excellent purchase if you enjoy Williams' quirky, loud, and animated humor.
His show, which runs over two hours and has very, very few parts that aren't funny, captures the full range of his comic abilities. You get to see Robin impersonate a monkey, a sexually frustrated ape, a little boy, George Bush, an Afghan trying to call a jihad with a mouth full of peanut butter, a drunken Scotsman, a stoner, a drunkard, and a patient recovering from a colonoscopy. His talent for improvising is obvious a few times throughout the show, most notably when he trips over his own tongue and still manages to turn his bungled words into a hysterical joke.
Aside from the show--which any Robin Williams or comedy fan will enjoy--the DVD contains a few amusing extras, most notably a special feature called "noises." This tidbit captures all of the various noises that Robin makes throughout his two hour show and condenses them into about five minutes. Needless to say, this is the funniest thing on the DVD.
Also included is an interview with the director of the show. This has its funny moments and sheds some interesting light onto how the show was produced (it actually didn't start out how it was intended to), and gives us a glimpse of Robin off the stage, but it is cut short, making it a relatively boring special feature after you've seen it once ("noises," on the contrary, can be viewed indefinitely).
The producers of the DVD also included a five minute clip of Robin cracking jokes in the minutes before he was to go onstage.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing February 10, 2003
By M. J.
Excellent, excellent, excellent!
Many of us associate Robin Williams with funny didactic movies that always end with a moral value. Well, in this live on Broadway standup routine (recorded for HBO from the Broadway Theater in New York City) Robin Williams throws whatever morallity he has out the window and enjoys an open mic.
Watching this made me laugh until I was crying and suffering abdominal pain. For those of you expecting "Flubber" or "Hook" you will be quite suprised that Mr. Williams is extremely dirty and political as he throws controversial jokes straight at the camera.
To explain the topics he covers is impossible because he is so fast and is capable of changing subjects so fast that to try to explain what it is about is far beyond my ability. In fact, he goes so fast, he finishes an entire CASE of water, which is probably about 20 bottles.
More specifically, Williams takes advantage of his large talent of character acting and astounds his audiences. As he jumps back between is French "Look, I give a cigarette to a baby" to George Dubya saying "Our economy is--oh, look at the kitty!" He is not afraid to offend anyone as he examines religeons like Episcipals, Jews, Christianity, Puritanism, Calvanism, Buddism, Hinduism, and Islam.
Because of the fact that this is a DVD, it comes with a few extra features. First is an interview which is very charming with several chuckles allthe way through. Also included is a track of noises, which are all of Robin's wacky sound effects that he creates throughout the stand up routine. For those of you who are always excited to find a secret easter egg, there is also a track called "Parental Advisory" that is 2 minutes of all the curses (which are EXTREMELY plentiful) that Robin uses.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
My family and I watched this and we were laughing our heads off.
Published 1 day ago by R. McLaughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars This DVD is the absolute BEST work I've ever seen of Robin Williams
This DVD is the absolute BEST work I've ever seen of Robin Williams. I have watched it time and again and still laugh out loud so hard every time I see it. Read more
Published 2 days ago by M. Buckner
5.0 out of 5 stars but daggone is it funny!
Wore my last disc out, had to buy a new one so my husband can appreciate the references I make to it on a regular basis. Cracks me up. Read more
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I guess his heart surgery started changing him... too much profanity than humor
Published 4 days ago by Walntz
3.0 out of 5 stars Godd Robin Williams performance
The Dvd was good, but I think his performances were better in movies and when he was in Mork and Mindy.
Published 4 days ago by redlin51
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
He was genius in comedy and his dramatic roles - gone too soon.
Published 6 days ago by R. Bradley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thank You
Published 6 days ago by Lisa Telson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed all these great Movie/TV Show/ Live Show. Robin Williams is so special, he will be missed.
Published 7 days ago by Michael Carlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
He is/was a real nuts!
Each time it's funnier
Published 8 days ago by Anthony R. Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice price, new
Nice price, new, fast shipping. A favorite performance by a 1 of a kind talent, he will be missed, but his memory lives on in these performances. Godspeed Robin
Published 9 days ago by stamp 1508
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