In March 2011, TIME interviewed Robin Williams. Here are 10 exchanges that didn’t fit the first time around
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Is being funny sometimes a hindrance to social interaction?
People expect you to be wacky. They want to take a picture with their family, and they say, “Smile,” and you say, “I am smiling.” They expect you to be on and crazy. No. I do that sometimes onstage and other times–no. Other times people will come up and tell you some really nasty joke and go, “Use it.” Really? That’s a great place for your grandmother to keep her teeth. What? I can’t use that joke. The great thing about walking around New York, especially looking like Saddam Hussein’s stunt double, is people don’t make a lot of eye contact.