Williams and Billy Crystal co-star in this comedy about two men—playing Dale Putley and Jack Lawrence—in search of a runaway teenager. Their girlfriend of 17 years past tells them both that they are the boy’s father, in hopes that at least one of them will find the boy. Director Ivan Reitman says about the two stars:
I always wished that Father’s Day turned out better. We didn’t quite get it right and I always sort of felt responsible and guilty about not doing a better job for the two of them because they’re so brilliant.
Crystal talks about things not working out with Saturday Night Live early in his career in an interview with O Magazine.
I don’t blame anyone. It just got all blown out of proportion with the managers. They stood up for me, and Lorne stood up for his show. I understand that. The hard part was calling all the relatives and saying, “I’m not going to be on. They’re like, But we took naps so we could watch this at 11:30, Mr. Big Shot. What did you do, open your mouth?
Crystal is a Grammy nominee for Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) for Still Foolin’ ‘Em.
Crystal tweets his feelings about the death of Williams, his Comic Relief co-star for 20 years from 1986 to 2006:
Emmy Awards executive producer Don Mischer announces Crystal will lead a tribute to Williams during the show’s In Memoriam segment, which honors stars who have passed away:
We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable. Billy seemed like the perfect choice.
The Emmy Awards will be hosted by Seth Meyers and be broadcast on Monday, August 25th at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Crystal and Fallon pay tribute to Williams by swapping funny stories about him. Fallon commends Crystal for his tribute to Williams on The Primetime Emmy Awards show. Crystal says “It was really a hard thing,” mentioning the entire crowd was feeling “the same sadness, bewilderment, frustration and this overall ‘What?!’
It was only two weeks after. And to try to do him justice for myself and for the audience around the world, really, in two minutes was the task. I’ve given eulogies before, sadly, for a lot of people I love, but nobody on television.
Crystal says of Williams:
He had the biggest set of balls ever on a stage. He was fearless.
Crystal and Fallon play Lip Flip on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Oh Look, I’m a politician talking out of the side of my mouth.
Crystal is interviewed by Goldberg on The View. They talk about their friendship with Robin Williams, Crystal’s tribute to Williams on the Emmy’s and the person that Robin Williams was to them. Goldberg comments:
I met him ten years before I met you because he used to come to the comedy store in San Diego and we would improvise. I mean it was Robin Williams he used to do Mork and Mindy and when he saw me he said ‘Boy, you grew up!’