Robin's return

Williams goes back to stand-up

Robin Williams is planning a return to stand-up, with a tour of the US.

He says he wants a break from movies to go back on stage, saying there’s no experience to match performing to a live audience.

‘Stand-up is part of the dream,’ he said. ‘That's [for] later on when I go home this summer, take a little while off, and then start going on the road again, working in clubs. I've been doing a lot of movies.’

Williams, 55, has always kept his hand in with stand-up, frequently performing unannounced at clubs near his Hollywood home.

‘I don't prepare, it's fun. I like the interplay. I like improvising at a small theatre on Franklin and have been having a good time doing that,’ he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

‘I don't want to cocoon myself. I think the idea is to keep yourself in the game, still hitting the ball, being out among people.

‘It feels good when it works and when it doesn't work there's nothing harder. There are times when it doesn't work and you go, “OK, I learned that.” But when it works, it's wonderful and if you really find new stuff, it's great.'


Published: 26 Jul 2006

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