Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma. – Robin Williams
I happened to catch a documentary about Robin Williams on HBO titled, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.
Here is information from the website about the documentary:
A funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is told largely through Williams’ own words, and celebrates what he brought to comedy and to the culture at large, from the wild days of late-1970s L.A. to his death in 2014.
I enjoyed Williams on Mork & Mindy and I saw Good Morning Vietnam when I was stationed in Guam at Andersen AFB. He had quite a range for an actor.