Nostalgia: Our 10 Favourite Robin Williams Jokes

Nadine Sharon Anglin | August 11th, 2017

Today (August 11, 2017) marks three years since Robin Williams’ death at age 63. Here, we round up 10 of our favourite jokes from a man who will be remembered as one of comedy’s brightest stars.

What was Robin Williams’ style of humour? Rapid-fire, spastic, and quick-witted. But, make no mistake, in those seemingly chaotic moments he was very much in control, using his many gifts—improvisation, impersonation and physical comedy—to send audiences into bellyaching hysterics. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite jokes from a man who will be remembered as one of comedy’s brightest stars.

The Comedy Awards 2012 - Show

“God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.”

BAFTA Los Angeles 2011 Britannia Awards - Show

“Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose.”

Happy Feet Two - European Premiere - Inside Arrivals

“Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?”

38th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Mike Nichols - Show

“If you can remember the ’60s, you weren’t there.”

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Show

“Do you think God gets stoned? I think so. Look at the platypus.”

Around Park City - 2009 Sundance Film Festival Day 5

“You could talk about same-sex marriage, but people who have been married (say) ‘It’s the same sex all the time.'”

6th Annual "TV Land Awards" - Show

“I wonder what chairs think about all day: ‘Oh, here comes another asshole.'”

Photo-Call Of Robin Williams In Paris, France To Promote His New Film "Insomnia" On October 08, 2002.

“In England, if you commit a crime, the police don’t have a gun and you don’t have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say, ‘Stop, or I’ll say stop again.'”

Robin Williams “Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.”

Robin Williams“If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?”

This article was originally published online on August 11, 2015.