Local comedians react to the death of Robin Williams
Oscar winning funny man Robin Williams was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide and an outpouring of sadness and shock from family, co-stars and fans brings to light the impact Robins had on so many.
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Drew Hastings, Robin Williams on Tonight Show
CINCINNATI -- Oscar winning funny man Robin Williams was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide and an outpouring of sadness and shock from family, co-stars and fans brings to light the impact Robin had on so many.
Two of those he affected greatly were local comedians who had a thrill of a lifetime performing with Williams.
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"I came off stage one night and (Williams) surprised everybody and walked up on stage," said former comedian Michael Flannery. "We did and hour show for everybody and then invited me and other comics up and we all did improv... with Robin Williams!"
Drew Hastings, the mayor of Hillsboro, Ohio, appeared with Williams on The Tonight Show also.
"I was in awe he was even giving me the time of day because he is a legend," Hastings said.
WATCH the media player above to see two local comedians share their experience with Williams.
If you or someone you know is battling severe depression or thoughts of suicide, you can call the Crisis Care Center in Cincinnati at (513) 281-2273 or CLICK HERE.