Billy Crystal’s tribute to Robin Williams
There was no one better to give a tribute to Robin Williams at last night’s Emmy Awards than Billy Crystal.
Crystal told the audience about their genuine friendship and how Robin could make anyone laugh, no matter the seriousness of the situation.
“I spent many happy hours with Robin onstage,” Crystal said. “The brilliance was astounding. The relentless energy was thrilling. I used to think that if I could just put a saddle on him and stay on for eight seconds, I was going to do okay.”
Crystal went on to share a story about going to a baseball game with Williams, where he knew nothing about the sport.
“As genius as he was on stage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine,” Crystal said. “Supportive. Protective. Loving. It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives…For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy…[His] beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever. And the glow will be so bright, it’ll warm your heart. It’ll make your eyes glisten. And you’ll think to yourselves: Robin Williams. What a concept.”
A beautiful tribute for a beautiful friendship.