Conan O’Brien interviewed Robin Williams many times through the years. After Robin died on Aug. 11, Conan shared a story about a ‘silly’ but ‘generous’ gift Robin gave him during a dark time. Watch the video below.
Since Robin Williams’ death from a reported suicide, everyone has been sharing their favorite memories. During Conan O’Brien‘s Aug. 12 Conan taping, he shared a heartfelt story about an “absurd” gift Robin sent him to make him smile.
[VIDEO] Conan O’Brien’s Robin Williams Story: Host Says Star Bought Him A Bike
Conan found out about Robin, who he has always called the “greatest talk show guest ever,” during his taping on Aug. 11 — he shared the tragic news with his audience at the end of the show.
One day later, on Aug. 12, Conan shared his favorite Robin story to the Conan audience.
Conan began by telling the audience he sees Robin as an “absolutely incredible man” and “such a fantastically funny guy” who was “so generous, such a nice person.”
Conan then went into his hilarious and heartfelt story. “A bunch of years ago, five years ago, I went through publicly kind of a bump in the road. I was feeling a little low,” Conan said. He then detailed how in the midst of his low point, a bicycle arrived from Robin. “Out of the blue, Robin Williams buys me a bicycle. It sounds like a silly thing!” Conan said.
“It was the most absurd bicycle I had ever seen… it was bright orange and bright green and had shamrocks on it,” Conan laughed. He said he asked Robin why he bought it for him. Robin replied, “Does it look ridiculous? Good, do you really look stupid riding it?”
Watch the video above to see the full story. After telling the tale, Conan showed a clip of Robin’s best moments from his show.
Jimmy Fallon Breaks Down During Robin Williams Tribute
Conan’s not the only late night host who has paid tribute to Robin. On the August 12 episode of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, 39, aired a tribute to Robin. Holding back tears, Jimmy talked about Robin and also aired a hilarious clip of the comedian and actor’s first appearance on The Tonight Show. Watch it here.
HollywoodLifers, does it bring you comfort to hear sweet stories about Robin after his death? Let us know.
– Megan Ross