Even now we are finding funny, wise snip-its from a man before his time.

The PBS show "Blank on Blank" animates seldom heard interviews of the greats like Philip Seymour Huffman and Maya Angelou. In this rarity from 1991, Robin Williams talks about the hilarity of being a human and the artists role in society. He shares these thoughts,

"Yeah, for a comic especially, to constantly never let it take itself seriously, to play with, to f*ck with the parameters. The premise that comedy is there to basically show us we fart, we laugh. To make us realize we still are part animal. As intellectual as we think we are, you still trip, we still have human foibles, sexuality, all the different things to still make you aware of your humanity. That's what we're supposed to do. It's just to keep us awake, cut through the shit, peel off the mask and go, "Oh, you got a big nose." Or put on the big nose and make you realize, "Wait a minute, I don't have a big nose." All that stuff. So you don't take yourself seriously and destroy the species."

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