There Was Far More to Robin Williams Than His Legendary Comedy Career

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He Started His Career in the Unlikeliest of Places

After Robin left Juilliard, he wasn’t unable to find work as an actor in his hometown of San Francisco. He saw a flyer for a comedy workshop taking place inside a nearby church and decided to attend.

It All Began in a Church Basement

“So I went to this workshop in the basement of a Lutheran church, and it was stand-up comedy, so you don’t get to improvise with others, but I started off doing, ostensibly, it was just like improvising but solo,” he said. “And then I started to realize, ‘Oh.’ I started building an act from there.”

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