Billy Crystal to Lead Emmy Awards Tribute to Robin Williams

Billy Crystal will pay tribute to his longtime friend and “Comic Relief” co-host Robin Williams on Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards telecast.

Crystal was the logical choice to lead the Emmy tribute segment, given his long history with Williams, Emmycast exec producer Don Mischer said Wednesday during the Emmy red-carpet rollout event outside the Nokia Theater in downtown L.A.

Crystal, Williams and Whoopi Goldberg hosted eight editions of the “Comic Relief” telethons on HBO during the 1980s and ’90s, as well as a 2006 event to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief.

Williams’ suicide on Aug. 11 at the age of 63 has rocked the showbiz community. Mischer confirmed last week that the telecast would feature a special tribute to the actor-comedian on the live telecast to air on NBC.

More TV

  • THE EXPANSE -- "Intransigence" Episode 309

    'The Expanse' Moves to Amazon for Season 4

    Billy Crystal will pay tribute to his longtime friend and “Comic Relief” co-host Robin Williams on Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. Crystal was the logical choice to lead the Emmy tribute segment, given his long history with Williams, Emmycast exec producer Don Mischer said Wednesday during the Emmy red-carpet rollout event outside the Nokia Theater […]

  • Arrested Development Season 5 review

    TV Review: 'Arrested Development' Season 5 on Netflix

    Billy Crystal will pay tribute to his longtime friend and “Comic Relief” co-host Robin Williams on Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. Crystal was the logical choice to lead the Emmy tribute segment, given his long history with Williams, Emmycast exec producer Don Mischer said Wednesday during the Emmy red-carpet rollout event outside the Nokia Theater […]

  • Showtime Executive, Gary Garfinkle.Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS©2012

    Gary Garfinkel, Co-Head of Content Acquisitions at Showtime, Dies at 55

    Billy Crystal will pay tribute to his longtime friend and “Comic Relief” co-host Robin Williams on Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. Crystal was the logical choice to lead the Emmy tribute segment, given his long history with Williams, Emmycast exec producer Don Mischer said Wednesday during the Emmy red-carpet rollout event outside the Nokia Theater […]

  • KIM POSSIBLE - The cast of

    'Kim Possible' Disney Channel Movie Casts Its Dr. Drakken, Shego, Other Key Characters

    Billy Crystal will pay tribute to his longtime friend and “Comic Relief” co-host Robin Williams on Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. Crystal was the logical choice to lead the Emmy tribute segment, given his long history with Williams, Emmycast exec producer Don Mischer said Wednesday during the Emmy red-carpet rollout event outside the Nokia Theater […]

  • Ted Danson Remote Controlled Podcast

    Remote Controlled: 'The Good Place' Star Ted Danson on His 'Delicious' Role

    Billy Crystal will pay tribute to his longtime friend and “Comic Relief” co-host Robin Williams on Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. Crystal was the logical choice to lead the Emmy tribute segment, given his long history with Williams, Emmycast exec producer Don Mischer said Wednesday during the Emmy red-carpet rollout event outside the Nokia Theater […]

  • Josh Holloway Colony

    Josh Holloway on Season 3 of 'Colony' in Trump Era: 'It's Scary, the Parallels of This Show'

    Billy Crystal will pay tribute to his longtime friend and “Comic Relief” co-host Robin Williams on Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. Crystal was the logical choice to lead the Emmy tribute segment, given his long history with Williams, Emmycast exec producer Don Mischer said Wednesday during the Emmy red-carpet rollout event outside the Nokia Theater […]

  • Mick Betancourt Joins Syfy's 'Deadly Class'

    Mick Betancourt Joins Syfy's 'Deadly Class' in Showrunner Switch

    Billy Crystal will pay tribute to his longtime friend and “Comic Relief” co-host Robin Williams on Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. Crystal was the logical choice to lead the Emmy tribute segment, given his long history with Williams, Emmycast exec producer Don Mischer said Wednesday during the Emmy red-carpet rollout event outside the Nokia Theater […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content