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Robin Williams Gives Impromptu Show at Meltdown Comics

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Robin Williams showed up to Meltdown Comics last night for an impromptu set that lasted about an hour.

Reportedly, the comedian didn't give any warning that he was coming to the weekly NerdMelt comedy show, according to TMZ. But apparently, he killed it (and just look at the faces in the front row in this picture).

The comic who followed Williams' long set took it in stride:

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It sounds like this wasn't Williams' first trip to Meltdown. Just a few nights ago his daughter tweeted about a recent visit with her dad:

TMZ speculates that Williams might be testing out new material.

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