Tag Archives: Robin Williams

When your teenage icons are no more

The first icon death I can recall is Elvis. I was putting stickers of world war 2 bombers into my RAF Hendon commemorative brochure when the news filtered through. I knew him as a myth, as so many people are … Continue reading

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You don’t have to be mad to tell jokes here, but we have no idea if it helps.

I am working on a radio documentary about comedians and happiness. The image of the comedian drawing guffaws from a multitude, then weeping, drunk and alone, is a potent image. The suicide of Robin Williams has brought it to the … Continue reading

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Psychosomatic Sad Clown Syndrome?

one of my blog posts that is just notes really, typed spare thoughts (and possible repetitions from previous blog posts) – Yup, I do the hard sell. Are comedians misanthropes, miserablists or depressives anymore than other occupations? Since the suicide … Continue reading

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