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Eddie Griffin Speaks On Mental Illness and the New HBO Robin Williams Documentary

Tue 10 Jul, 2018

 Eddie Griffin Speaks On Mental Illness and the New HBO Robin Williams Documentary

Recently I witnessed an incredible must see documentary by HBO titled Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind. Every comedian that calls themselves a comedian should watch this film. We spend our lives making people laugh… but when the curtains close, and that spotlight goes dark, sometimes we just need someone to talk to where we don’t have to be “On.” 

Here’s what I straight up told Variety Magazine at the premiere:

“Being a comedian — a true comedian — you’re hypersensitive,” Griffin said. “You care enough to see sadness in people and want to bring laughter and joy to them. But is there anybody there to bring laughter and joy to the comedian?”

— Eddie Griffin

Shout out to Billy Crystal for his heartfelt realness in recalling his friendship with Robin off stage and on screen.  Bob Saget, great seeing you brotha, you’re right, Robin should still be here.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” debuts July 16 on HBO.

 

Watch it.

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And if you are suffering from anxiety or any kind mental disorder, don’t be too proud to ask for help.  In fact, getting help is the smartest thing you can do.

E.G.

 If you need support in the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-275-8255; in the UK call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or click here; in Australia call Lifeline 13 11 14 or click here.

 

 

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