On a Monday night in 2009 I was standing in the the back office of UCB talking to Fernie and Susan when Robin Williams poked his head in and asked if he could sit in with one of the teams. Fernie and I both kinda looked at each other and then said, well you can sit in with us.
I’ll always remember how on board he was for everything. Here was a guy who had been in a ton of movies, but had absolutely no ego about doing silly warm-ups with Sentimental Lady in the back hallway by a bunch of dumpsters (he quickly caught on to how to play thumper, and we still say his thumper before every show to this day).
Before the show he chatted with us like he was any other comedian that was around the theater (I remember we talked a bunch about World War 1), then he came out and did a Harold with us and it was great. Pretty much every move the man made was hilarious and you could see this was a guy that just loved being on stage. It’s sad Robin Williams is gone but I’ll always remember how this man loved comedy and performing so much that for a few months he would regularly show up at UCB and do the Jam or sit in with teams.
We have two thirds of the improv team Convoy on the show! Todd Fasen (Reno 911, Terriers) and Alex Berg (Reno 911, Hell Baby) chat with us about Spider-Mans and X-Mens and Obvious Childs. Codi gives us a review and Berg convinces us that Mad Men is a sci-fi TV show!
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Theme song by Mike Henry.Background music: Space Hole performed by March Fourth Marching Band and Robin Jackson.
So far my biggest critisem of Willow Smith has been the lack of Radiohead samples in her music. Glad she finally decided to listen to me. And two thumbs for her picking a Radiohead deep cut. A Paranoid Android sample would have been too obvious.
Willow Smith - “Sugar & Smith” (where she samples Codex)
Even though this whole thing came to a sad conclusion it really shows both how amazing the UCB Community and how amazing people can be in times of crisis. Thanks to everyone that helped, and just know your support helped make a difference.
ATTENTION LA (And especially Sliverlake/Los Feliz):
This wonderful poodle named Tesla has gone missing. Last seen around the corner of Rowena and Hyperion this afternoon. She is very nice, so no need to be afraid. If you see her, please call 203-521-3771.
Reposting this for my friend Alex. Please share and keep your eyes open. Thanks!
Please keep your eyes peeled for this great, lost dog, LA! Tell your friends!