American actor and comedian Robin Williams, it has been announced that he will be this year recipient of the Stand-Up Icon Award. The former ‘Mork and Mindy’ actor will in fact be presented with this during the second annual Comedy Awards in New York on April 29, 2012.
”Robin Williams is a comedic force of nature whose intensity and explosive free-associating style as a stand-up comedian made him a superstar,” said Viacom Entertainment Group Executive Producer Casey Patterson.
“Academy Award winner, beloved TV star and passionate activist, Robin used stand-up comedy to literally change the world with Comic Relief.
“Robin Williams is more than an icon… he is one of the most important comedic voices of our time. We’re thrilled, and just a little bit scared, to be honoring Robin at The Comedy Awards this year.”
The Comedy Awards will air on Comedy Central in the US on Sunday, May 6.