If Conan’s impromptu tribute to Robin Williams on Monday Night wasn’t enough to make you bawl like an infant, his hilarious retrospective of the legendary comedian’s appearances on Conan’s various shows (“Late Night” and “The Tonight Show”) will absolutely bring you to tears. Conan told a personal story about how, when he was at his lowest point in 2009, Robin Williams sent him a fantastic gift that lifted his spirits.
Jimmy Fallon choked back tears on the “Tonight Show” last night when paying tribute to Robin Williams: “We, like all of you were shaken up a bit last night when we learned that genius comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away. He was one of a kind. He was one in a million.” After he showed a clip from one of Williams’ famous appearances on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” Fallon re-enacted a scene from “Dead Poets Society” to salute the comedy icon.
Seth Meyers told a personal anecdote about how Robin Williams personally inspired him; when Meyers worked in a video store growing up, he used to check-out Williams’ comedy albums at the store.