Marc Maron interviews Robin Williams: tackles joke theft, divorce, heart surgery, alcoholism

By | April 26, 2010 at 8:26 am | No comments | Interviews, News | Tags: , , ,

On Friday, we posted some previews of Marc Maron’s interview with Robin Williams. Now, comedy fans, the entire episode of WTF, Maron’s popular podcast wherein the interview is housed, is up. And you should get there immediately. But if you missed the previews on Friday or just wanted to get a quick taste of the interview before you head on over, there’s a trio of clips below. If not, listen to the interview in full right here.

Maron and Williams talk heart attacks:

Maron and Willams talk Robert De Niro

Maron and Williams talk blackouts

“I had about one degree of separation with Robin Williams,” Maron tells Punchline Magazine. “We’d hung out a couple of times but we weren’t tight. I was taking a trip up to his neck of the woods. I thought I would try to track him down. So I did and he agreed to an interview.”

Maron continues: “No matter what your opinions may be of him he was, and might still be, one of the biggest comedy stars in the world. I was nervous because I didn’t want to get caught up in the Williams riff cyclone and be blown out without getting a real interview– a genuine conversation with him. We sat down for about an hour and he stayed still and focused and open. This is a rare chat with a huge star.”

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