David Letterman Shares Memories About Robin Williams (Video)

| by Michael Allen

"The Late Show" David Letterman recalled his 38-year friendship with fellow comedian Robin Williams last night.

Letterman recalled how he and Williams both used to perform at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles before they became famous (video below).

Letterman said that Williams was first introduced on the stage as being from Scotland, even though the comic was born in Chicago.

"[Williams] was like nothing we had ever seen before," said Letterman. "Nothing we ever imagined before."

"We were like the morning dew, [Williams] comes in like a hurricane," joked Letterman. "We thought, 'Wholey crap, there goes my chance in show business because of this guy from Scotland.'"

According to Uproxx.com, Williams was on Letterman’s NBC and CBS talk shows over 50 times, and they became good friends.

Salon.com noted that Letterman said Williams got him a part on "Mork and Mindy," and showed a clip from that episode, as well as clips of Williams on Letterman's shows.

“Beyond being a very talented man and a good friend and a gentleman, I’m sorry, like everyone else, I had no idea that the man was in pain, that the man was suffering. But what a guy, Robin Williams” Letterman concluded.

Sources: Salon.com, Uproxx.com