I’ll never forget producing “Queer Schmear” in 1994 at StandUp NY, all queer Jewish talents at Standup NY. Jaffe Cohen, the Klezmatics, Sara Citron. Robin Williams always warmed up for Letterman by doing some stage time. In his high-octane, turbo charged way, he swooped onto the stage at the end of the show, and went on for 45 minutes just improvising on anything called out by the audience. Somebody called out “Gays in Hollywood”, and he said “who gives a fuck about gays in Hollywood, I’m all about the gays in San Francisco. Don’t fly in there, there’s no getting past the metal detectors that get set off”, as he demonstrated with eruptions to his sacred erotic zones.
The world has lost the true comic genius of our time. My heart is broken, and my love pours out.