the comedian’s club

robin williams is upstairs at the comedian’s club, hanging with chris farley, john belushi, tony hancock, doodles weaver and freddie prinze. . .

NOT the freddie prinze having a bitchfest with keiffer sutherland.  his father, freddie prinze, was the star of the popular seventies show  "chico and the man" which was canceled when freddie prinze shot himself to death.  in front of his manager dusty snyder.  who must have been in therapy for years.

NOT the freddie prinze having a bitchfest with keifer sutherland. nope, i’m talking about his father, the star of the popular seventies show “chico and the man” which was canceled when freddie prinze shot himself to death. in front of his manager dusty snyder. who must have been in therapy for years.

 

robin had family–children and a loving wife susan.  he had success–well, except for the very unfortunate movie patch adams.  and he left four movies in varying degrees of completion.  including a sequel to mrs. doubtfire and another in the night at the museum franchise.  he was a spokesman for st. judge’s children’s hospital.  family, creative success, purpose–he had it all.  and then on sunday evening, he tried to kill himself by slitting his wrists.  unsuccessful at doing anything more than inflicting superficial wounds, he used a belt and a closet door and hung himself.

i have struggled, particularly this past year.  with thoughts that i have no purpose, that i have lost some vital connections with my family, that the world would be quite a bit better without me.

in other news, this particular snake was counting on me.  i fed him, gave him water, but he died.  wow, disposing of his body was quite an enterprise.    the apartment smells to high heaven because the blowflies deposited larvae before i did.

in other news, this particular snake was counting on me. i fed him mice, gave him water, but he died. wow, disposing of his body was quite an enterprise. the apartment smells to high heaven because the blowflies deposited larvae before i got the courage to pick up mr. snake and put him in a garbage bag. 

 

 

i know what it’s like to wake up and think “i’m still here.  it’s not time to die.  God, can’t this end?”  but i have always known that i wouldn’t do anything to harm myself because i don’t want to harm my sons, my stepson, my stepdaughter, and my exhusband that way.  and sometimes, just that is enough to keep me going.

so i gotta ask. . .

we miss you, and i’m sorry that there wasn’t anything that could make you stay. . . what is it about the funniest people hiding the greatest sadness?  maybe comedy is a compensation for sadness.

i hope you're having a wonderful time hanging out at the comedian's club.

i hope you’re having a wonderful time hanging out at the comedian’s club.

 


7 responses to “the comedian’s club

  • carolynquinn

    You certainly do have a purpose! Everybody’s life is a whole lot better with you in it.

  • Don Wainwright

    Try and remember the thing that worried you a year ago. It’s gone as this moment will be gone a year from now. We’re temporary enough as it is in this world without hurrying anything along. When you stop to help others that are struggling in life, you validate why you’re still here. When you hold your first grandbaby, you want to go on just to be there for them. I have a small dog that is frightened of thunder and lightning. I like to think that when she hears it, she knows that she can depend on me being around to pick her up and let her hide under the covers.

    I think I’ve reached a point in life where the thing that is “me” is kind of passing on to the next world, the life around us seems to grow dimmer as we focus on the reality that we were always just visitors here. It’s very important of course for us to be mindful of our obligations as guests so to speak to the “Invitation” to be here. It would be rude to leave early.

  • Todd S. Parkhurst

    I thought he bailed because he’d just been diagnosed with inoperable cancer.

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    • arlynnpresser

      i’ve heard it was money troubles but will we ever know? i think it was a somewhat aggressive act to do it in the bedroom next to the one in which his wife slept. i’ve always thought that if i did, i’d make it into an accident.

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