“There was nobody like him,” Goldberg said of Williams, whom she worked with alongside Billy Crystal during their years of involvement with Comic Relief. The trio together raised millions of dollars for the homeless during televised comedy specials the primarily aired on HBO.
“But you knew Robin Williams from the beginning, right?” Letterman asked.
“It was San Diego, Calif.” Goldberg said. “He had just had a year of ‘Mork & Mindy’ and used to come to The Comedy Store and play with us as an improv.”
Goldberg admitted to Letterman that working with Williams at that time was “really hard,” as his fast-paced routines were difficult to keep up with.
“But it made me better,” Goldberg said, “because you didn’t want to disappoint him and be like, a dud. He was remarkable.”
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