Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Pay Tribute to Robin Williams During Latenight Shows (VIDEO)

Latenight hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers paid tribute to comedic legend Robin Williams during their “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night” broadcasts on Tuesday, following the actor’s suicide on Monday.

Joining numerous public figures who have expressed their sadness at Williams’ passing, Fallon launched into an imitation of Williams’ manic standup performances before replaying a clip from the star’s first appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” which showcased Williams’ penchant for mischief as he did his best to outwit the show’s cameramen by leaving the stage to interact with the audience.

Fallon ended his tribute by standing on his desk in homage to Williams’ role as English teacher John Keating in “Dead Poets Society,” declaring, “O Captain! My Captain! You will be missed.”

Meyers struck a more sober note in his heartfelt tribute, admitting that when he worked at a video store in his youth, he would often check out Williams’ standup albums, which “brought me a great amount of joy.” Meyers added, “The saddest part of this is that Robin was battling depression, and if there’s anything we can do to honor his memory, I would hope it would be to use this opportunity to educate us more about this terrible affliction.”

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Correction: A previous version of this post typoed Johnny Carson as Jimmy Carson.

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  1. Herman Sanchez says:

    “Failure to mourn Robin Williams all day long means ‘you have no soul,’ experts say” … spot on. RIP Mr. Williams. http://dandygoat.com/failure-to-mourn-robin-williams-means-you-have-no-soul

  2. It’s always about Jimmy Fallon. Johnny Carson or Jay Leno would have made it just about Robin Williams. That’s the difference between a legend a newbie.

    • Yep ! Herbie I was a little shocked about that too. It is EASY to watch and remember Robin Williams with out Jimmy Fallon’s sorry impression. RIP Robin, there will never be anybody even similar to you.

    • Richard says:

      And people like you can’t take it for what it is and must find something to complain about and make negative comments.

  3. MND says:

    What are you screaming about? If you watch the clip,you’ll clearly see that JIMMY Fallon is paying tribute and NOT Johnny Carson. Please calm down.

    RIP Robin Williams. It’s not until your passing that I realized in what way you actually touched my heart. Your energy and spirit are one-of-a-kind and you will be sorely missed…but NEVER forgotten.

    • KC says:

      I watched the clip and it has nothing to do with the writer using the Wrong names…You would think a writer with a major magazine would spellcheck and fact check their articles..Todays press has a habit of doing this. As far as Robin is concerned..I met him,laughed with him,worked with him and YES he will sorely be missed,and deserves a writer from VARIETY at least get their facts straight.

  4. Stan says:

    No….I’m pretty sure it’s Jimmy Carson.

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