I wonder all the time.
I wonder if comedians like Robin Williams (one of the greatest of all times to my way of thinking) felt the need to be “funny” all the time. As soon as he was on stage, or even in the presence of other people, did he feel the need to BE the Robin Williams that everyone had come to know. Always “on” always the “class clown” if you will. His comedy certainly reflected (especially later) the times in which we live. He obviously gave great thought to what was going on in the world around him. His comedy centered around the “living stage” of what was happening in the world.
He created some iconic moments, iconic characters.
I’m sure we all know that a great deal of comedy comes from inner suffering, inner pain. Other comics have related their life’s course and what living their life had been. Many suffered greatly. So I have to ask myself, is comedy their way of dealing with the un-dealable (I know not a word) but it fits.
Hope you enjoy! More on this subject later 🙂
Robin Williams had Louis Body Dimentia and Parkinsons. Louis Body Dimentia affects body emotions and behaviour. Neuro cognitive testing was set in place but he wanted to take control back and ended his life. I wanted to set the record straight. He did not have depression.
Sadly, it is a great comedic loss and a great loss to family and friends. We miss you Robin.