I heard, through Adam Spencer's morning radio show on Sydney's 702, that there was a stand up comedy event at The Sugarmill in Kings Cross last Tuesday night. Punters apparently paid $8 at the door to see some spirited local talent. What they got, unexpectedly, for their $8, was Elijah Wood heckling in the audience, then (drum roll) Robin Williams (cymbal crash) stepping up to the mic to do an impromptu rant on Australia for half an hour. I love Robin Williams' old Saturday Night Live work. He's a maniacal, hysterical force of nature. Williams and Wood are in town making Happy Feet 2 with George Miller. My feet are unhappy because they didn't rush the rest of me to Sugarmill.
LJ, February 12 2010