I don’t want anyone to read this and think that I, at any point, ever thought that Robin Willams was funny. Here’s a short list of things that are funnier than Robin Williams: cancer-stricken children falling down stairs, being stricken with flu-like symptoms during coitus, and, um, everything else. But Williams made a joke on Letterman the other night that has all the Brazilians in an uproar. No, not that kind of Brazilian, though I like the way you’re thinking…
Some citizens and officials in the Brazilian city are upset with comments the comedian made on a recent appearance on the “Late Show” with David Letterman, saying Rio received the 2016 Olympics because it sent “50 strippers and a pound of blow” to compete with Chicago’s entourage that included President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
Williams’ comments have been replayed several times on news shows across Brazil on Tuesday. Mayor Eduardo Paes says Williams is envious of Rio’s achievement. –Forbes, via AP.
I just assumed that that was exactly what happened. Oh, Oprah’s here? Did she bring any cars for us? No? Well, just give it to Rio, then. Why does Chicago want the Olympics anyway? If they’re that interested in seeing 14-year-old Chinese girls contort themselves, they could just head downtown. That’s your one human trafficking joke for the week. It wasn’t even that funny, and it was still funnier than Robin Williams.