The Comedian Who Changed My Life is a series where comics talk about, you guessed it, the comedian who changed their life. This week, Simon Pegg talks about why the Comedian Who Changed His Life is Robin Williams.
Hi I’m Simon Pegg and the comedian that changed my life was Robin Williams. Who appeared on the scene in the seventies in Mork and Mindy in a show that utterly blew me away as a kid. And he became my first schoolyard impression, and the guy that I wanted to emulate. Watching him and his career inspired me to know that you can be funny and also get to do great drama and be an all around superb human being I would say. It’s a great sadness that he’s gone, so in tribute to him I would like to hold him up as being my inspiration.