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The king of comedy, the late Robin Williams, too suffered silently and it was only ... Woody Allen, Jim Carrey, Ellen Degeneres, etc have all battled anxiety. This dark side of comedy is hidden behind ... read more

Getting in on the joke: CNN’s ‘History of Comedy’ is a laughing, learning matter

Yet another episode shines a light on the dark side of comedy, citing examples of the personal cost of being funny that include Robin Williams and Andy Kaufman. The episode on women in comedy celebrat... read more

Robin Williams and the dark side of comedy

(CNN)-- By tradition, Drama is represented by two masks: the happy face of the comic muse Thalia and her sad counterpart, the tragic muse Melpomene. If Drama were Robin Williams, you'd need a million ... read more

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What's the Deal With Comedians and Depression?

Robin Williams' apparent suicide has put a spotlight on the dark side of comedy. Williams, like many comedians, lived with long-term depression and addiction. Experts say these mental illnesses are no ... read more


Preliminary investigation reveals Robin Williams’ cause of death was hanging

(CNN) — Robin Williams apparently died of asphyxia due to hanging ... in “Good Will Hunting,” the performance that won him an Oscar. It was that side of Williams — something raw and vulnerable, not so... read more

Robin Williams dead at 63: From the Daily News archives, the actor discusses taking on darker roles and coming back to NYC

HOLLYWOOD — Robin Williams is giving up those kooky, schmaltzy, PG-movie roles this year to dance on the dark side. "It's not a midlife crisis ... School before returning to San Francisco and the come... read more

Robin Williams: In Looking For Laughs, 'You Have To Be Deeply Honest'

Comedian and actor Robin Williams says a woman once came ... Oh, they have a dark side, I mean, because they're looking at that. In the process of looking for comedy, you have to be deeply honest. And ... read more

Why Robin Williams lost to depression

Robin Williams and the dark side of comedy Williams is not the first and won't be the last celebrity to have struggled with depression or mental disorder. Jon Hamm, Winona Ryder, Owen Wilson and many ... read more

REVIEW: Biography captures magic, sadness of Robin Williams’ life

The fact that comedy has a dark side was probably something Williams understood ... Or, as critic Bilge Ebiri noted on the day Williams died: “You start off as a kid seeing Robin Williams as a funny m... read more

Robin Williams: Requiem for a dead poet

I feel so terribly sad about Robin Williams. Great genius has once again revealed its dark side. (I’m struck, in light of yesterday’s news, by the painful fact that Williams’s most recent solo comedy ... read more

Benji Tunnell: Documentary explores tragic side of comedy

And others, including Freddie Prinze, Richard Jenni and Robin Williams, made their careers making ... The movie doesn’t limit itself to the dark side of comedy, however. It spends a good portion of ti... read more



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