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Robin Williams on "America 2-Night" : A Chicago native and Julliard alum, Williams made the stand-up rounds to get his comedy career started. He appeared on a few television shows in various live sketch formats, including two appearances on "America 2-Night," a short-lived talk show parody from 1978. Below, Williams plays a male escort mistaken for bringing his mother as a guest before waxing philosophic on how to live. Even this early on, you can see the improv gears turning quickly as he cracks wise about being a hologram and playing off his "client's" personality.

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