If the reach of your Robin Williams fandom extends no farther than Mrs. Doubtfire, then sorry to say it, but shame on you. While the old-school comic-turned-actor has made a lucrative career out of his (often family-friendly) portrayals on the silver screen, it should never be forgotten that his stand-up shows are iconic. Dancing from voice to absurd voice, bit to feverish bit, alcoholic yearning to reformed learning, Williams’ stand-up is near unmatched. It’s that old style — the blend of social commentary, humor and gut-wrenching honesty — that puts Williams near the top of the heap. It’s 3 am, you’ve just pissed on a dumpster; it’s Miller Time!
Robin Williams performs at 7:30pm, Saturday, Jan. 12 at The Hult Center. $67-$137.