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Robin Williams to receive Stand-Up Icon Award


Who doesn't love Robin Williams? He has proven over the years that he can do it comedy and drama, both equally compelling.

“The Comedy Awards,” the annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy, announced today that Robin Williams will be honored as the recipient of the prestigious “Stand-Up Icon” award. My big question is "Seriously? He hasn't won this award yet?"

This honor is bestowed each year to a modern icon, an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to stand-up comedy and whose impact and innovations have changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers. Williams will be honored for the unparalleled scope of his imagination, his repertoire of indelible characters, and his outstanding work as a stand-up comedian. Eddie Murphy was the inaugural recipient and he was presented with the honor by Tracy Morgan during last year’s show.

“Robin Williams is a comedic force of nature whose intensity and explosive free-associating style as a stand-up comedian made him a superstar,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer, “The Comedy Awards” and EVP, Event Production, Viacom Entertainment Group. “Academy Award-winner, beloved TV star and passionate activist, Robin used stand-up comedy to literally change the world with ‘Comic Relief.’ Robin Williams is more than an ICON… he is one of the most important comedic voices of our time. We're thrilled, and just a little bit scared, to be honoring Robin at ‘The Comedy Awards’ this year.”

Which of the MANY Robin Williams performances is YOUR favorite? Can't remember them all? I'll bet you didn't even realize the list was so long:
Happy Feet 2 in 3D (2011) Ramon / Lovelace
Old Dogs (2009)- Dan
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)- Teddy Roosevelt. This film was known as ‘Night at the Museum 2′ in Australia and Singapore.
World’s Greatest Dad (2009)- Lance Clayton
Shrink (2009)- Holden
August Rush (2007)- Maxwell Wallace (nickname: ‘Wizard’)
License to Wed (2007)- Reverend Frank
Night at the Museum (2006)- Teddy Roosevelt
Happy Feet (2006)- Ramon and Lovelace (voices)
Man of the Year (2006)- Tom Dobbs
Everyone’s Hero (2006)- Napoleon Cross (voice)
RV (2006)- Bob Munro. The film was known as ‘RV: Runaway Vacation’ in Australia and the United Kingdom and simply ‘Runaway Vacation’ in other countries.
The Night Listener (2006)- Gabriel Noone
The Big White (2005)- Paul
Robots (2005)- Fender (voice)
Noel (2004)- Charlie Boyd and the Priest (uncredited)
House of D (2004)- Pappass
The Final Cut (2004)- Alan Hakman
Insomnia (2002)- Walter Finch
Death to Smoochy (2002)- Rainbow Randolph
One Hour Photo (2002)- Seymour Parrish (or ‘Sy the photo guy’)
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)- Dr. Know (voice)
Bicentennial Man (1999)- Andrew Martin
Jakob the Liar (1999)- Jakob
Patch Adams (1998)- Patch Adams
What Dreams May Come (1998)- Chris Nielsen
Good Will Hunting (1997)- Sean Maguire
Flubber (1997)- Professor Philip Brainard
Deconstructing Harry (1997)- Mel
Fathers’ Day (1997)- Dale Putley
Hamlet (1996)- Osric. Full title: William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
The Secret Agent (1996)- The Professor
Jack (1996)- Jack Charles Powell
The Birdcage (1996)- Armand Goldman. The film is sometimes called ‘Birds of a Feather’
Jumanji (1995)- Alan Parrish
To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)- John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (uncredited)
Nine Months (1995)- Dr. Kosevich
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)- Daniel Hillard (and Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire)
Being Human (1993)- Hector
Toys (1992)- Leslie Zevo
Aladdin (1992)- Genie (voice)
From Time to Time (1992)- Timekeeper (voice)
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)- Batty Koda (voice)
Hook (1991)- Peter Banning
The Fisher King (1991)- Parry
Shakes the Clown (1991)- Mime Class Instructor
Dead Again (1991)- Doctor Cozy Carlisle
Awakenings (1990)- Dr. Malcolm Sayer
Cadillac Man (1990)- Joey O’Brien
Dead Poets Society (1989)- John Keating
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)- King of the Moon
Portrait of a White Marriage (1988)- Air Conditioning Salesman (uncredited)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)- Adrian Cronauer
Seize the Day (1986)- Tommy Wilhelm
Club Paradise (1986)- Jack Moniker
The Best of Times (1986)- Jack Dundee
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)- Vladimir Ivanoff
The Survivors (1983)- Donald Quinelle
The World According to Garp (1982)- Garp
Popeye (1980)- Popeye
Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses? (1977)- Himself

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