Television: Broadcasting From New Ork

Robin Williams blends improv, radio and Internet

Is it the nipple and penis jokes, the wild cackling or the dopey foreign accents that keep the laughs coming? In Robin Williams' weekly audio show on audible.com it's all that and more. With his acrobatic voice as his only prop, the comic becomes instantly more likable.

For all its high-tech trappings, the show is essentially an old-fashioned radio program, with all of that medium's intimacy and immediacy. It is also not just about comedy. In the first episode, which went live last Wednesday, the hyped-up star had Eric Idle of the Monty Python Group interview him about everything...

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