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12/08/2014 07:25 BST | Updated 12/08/2014 12:00 BST

Robin Williams On Comedy: His Greatest Stand-Up Clips And Quotes

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The entertainment world is paying tribute to Robin Williams, who has died at the age of 63.

As well as being one of the finest comedy actors of his generation, Williams was, of course, an incomparable stand-up comedian. After graduating from Julliard in 1976, he intended to be a serious actor - but as he said in 2006: "I left school and couldn't find acting work, so I started going to clubs where you could do stand-up. I've always improvised, and stand-up was this great release. All of a sudden, it was just me and the audience."

Here are some of Williams' most memorable quotes about comedy and creativity - and below that, videos of some of his biggest and best live comedy performances. From an early appearance at the famous Improv club in Los Angeles to his last stand-up tour 'Weapons Of Self-Destruction', watch his genius at work...

Robin Williams On Comedy And Creativity


Performing at The Improv, 1977:

Richard Pryor's Roast, 1977:

Live At The Roxy, 1978:

An Evening With Robin Williams, 1982:

From Robin Williams: At The Met, 1986:

Performing in London, 1987:

From Robin Williams: LIVE On Broadway, 2002:

Weapons Of Self-Destruction, 2008:

Appearing on Set List in 2013:

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