Robin Williams NSO Set Interrupted by Military Tradition Shows the Real Man
“I’m not gonna forget that!”
What a classic moment. As recently deceased comic legend Robin Williams had his set interrupted by a military tradition, and he didn’t really know what was happening, he showed his skill for improv, as well as the respect that lived in his soul.
Once he realized that something was afoot, he stopped his set, stood stark still, removed his hat and waited until he could tell it was appropriate for him to continue.
Then, he launched into about 5 jokes that killed the crowd as he learned that when the flag goes down in the afternoon on military installments, everyone stops what they are doing and stands at attention while the trumpet plays.
This real exchange shows the way I will always remember Robin Williams