1986: Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams improvise

  • Published on Apr 13, 2013
  • Comedians Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams put on an impromptu show for Ed Bradley and the 60 Minutes crew in 1986. Winters, who Bradley described as "the acknowledged master of improvisation," died April 12, 2013, at the age of 87.

Comments • 497

  • guitarvocs
    guitarvocs 10 days ago

    I was born at the right time to grow up with these two in my life, and now I miss them terribly.

  • Quincy Camo
    Quincy Camo 17 days ago

    I really miss them. They were in a class all their own.

  • Ron Wade
    Ron Wade 22 days ago

    I loved these guys, still.

  • Suellen Laing
    Suellen Laing Month ago

    What a brilliant combination with the two of them

  • John Clarke
    John Clarke Month ago


  • James Ingram
    James Ingram Month ago

    I kept listening to both of them and thinking "they could never do that bit now." It's a good thing they are both gone and can't see the state of comedy today.

  • Mark Lowenstein
    Mark Lowenstein Month ago

    Absolutely two of the most talented comedic geniuses ever. Like Groucho Marx, quit wit is a sign of pure genius. They left us with enduring memories and humor. Their captured performances live on and will continue to make people laugh and lift us out of ourselves and the heaviness of this world. Thank God for such fine talented people. They are truly missed.

  • Joe Framo
    Joe Framo Month ago

    Brilliant man Jonathan Winters brilliant Robin Williams also it's a shame they're left us they left us Cuts Like a Knife two human beings that made me laugh got a lot of pleasure and enjoyment watching them now I'm getting old now my life is coming to an end soon people were losing all the good comedians they're leaving us

  • John Burt
    John Burt Month ago

    True legends.

  • MichiganJack
    MichiganJack Month ago

    “They’re all buried over here.” My sides are splitting

  • Joseph Heintz
    Joseph Heintz Month ago

    And today they'd be called racist... sad.

  • Steve Griffin
    Steve Griffin 2 months ago

    Two of the best that made me laugh

  • Devon Speas
    Devon Speas 2 months ago

    oh my sweet jesus, how this would be viewed currently

  • LoudValves
    LoudValves 2 months ago

    The child became the teacher...

  • Phore Whoresman
    Phore Whoresman 2 months ago

    Hearing Robin say Johnathan was his makes it all clear, you can definitely see the influence.

  • Tamela McGhee
    Tamela McGhee 2 months ago


  • Shortee Checkers
    Shortee Checkers 2 months ago

    Winter's truly is a comedic treasure!!

  • J MM
    J MM 2 months ago

    Two masters of comedy

  • kilroy987
    kilroy987 2 months ago

    Comedy today can truly be wasted on being a half effort to keep people dumb and watching.

  • Heru- deshet
    Heru- deshet 2 months ago

    I have tears of laughter watching this, then I get teared up when I realize we don't have them anymore. :(

  • Luke
    Luke 2 months ago

    Pretty cool to see the hero be outplayed by the admirer

  • baron hyatt
    baron hyatt 3 months ago

    What's so funny about this is if you would do that now they would instantly people with insulin be screaming racism or he's a racist I love Jonathan Winters one of my favorite comedians him and Red Skelton

  • Douglas Lang
    Douglas Lang 3 months ago

    I love johnathan winters... missed eternally.. along with Robin Williams

  • Gale Egoville
    Gale Egoville 3 months ago

    Remember when comedy was funny not vulgar

  • Steven
    Steven 3 months ago

    Miss both of those fun guys

  • Adrian Tallpoppy
    Adrian Tallpoppy 3 months ago

    Wonderful !

  • Alejo C Morales Jr.
    Alejo C Morales Jr. 4 months ago

    Two Comedy King’s 😊

  • Brad Thompson
    Brad Thompson 4 months ago

    Can you imagine if they give these two guys Heaven Guard duty together??

  • Lori Hanks
    Lori Hanks 4 months ago

    The man interviewing JW looks a bit like Obama with a lot of facial hair...

  • Bozorgmanesh Robert Sohrabi

    Will Lucien Piaget's maternal brethren with their sisters of merciful codes, become a sentimental journal. As the coordination of flora and fauna inspire the professors, will the William and Mary University associates keep their f o g status at their function?

  • Frederic Pownall
    Frederic Pownall 4 months ago

    He got the characters from the military....

  • Joe Dingus
    Joe Dingus 5 months ago

    two morons.

  • Darnell Magruder
    Darnell Magruder 5 months ago

    You wanna laugh? then just pull up either one of these gentleman !

  • jolyndaj
    jolyndaj 5 months ago

    I love this man. I will see him again in heaven...😇

  • Randy Boring
    Randy Boring 5 months ago +1

    The two very best, I’ll always think of them when I laugh.

    • Bass Pro37
      Bass Pro37 5 months ago

      U know my friend u are so right buddy.👍 U know what a 💡went off when I saw your comment. Yep more people need to laugh.

  • supernumery
    supernumery 6 months ago +1

    Jonathan Winters never got the recognition he deserved. He was without doubt a genius.

    MAKE IT 7 months ago +2

    Two words.

  • שת בנ־אברהם
    שת בנ־אברהם 7 months ago

    “Jonathan has just taught me about… the world is open for play. That anything and everything is mockable in a wonderful way.” -Robin Williams, 1986
    #triggered -liberals, 2019

  • Brandy McNamee
    Brandy McNamee 7 months ago

    Proof positive that political correctness ruins _everything._ How I wish these two were still with us... ♥
    The world would be a little less dark... :'(

  • BlueWaveDragon
    BlueWaveDragon 7 months ago

    These two were probably my favorites when I was a kid and I never knew they were friends

  • gwildgoose
    gwildgoose 8 months ago +1

    People knew how to take a joke and laugh at themselves. I recently found out that the slang name for English speaking people in China is ra-ra's, i think because of our r's. I am not remotely offended by this. I think its funny actually because i can see where they would think that. We have lost this sense of humor in our society.

  • Rolling Ormond
    Rolling Ormond 8 months ago

    Everyone in this clip is dead, including the cameraman.

  • M Cardona
    M Cardona 9 months ago

    John pantte

  • The FBI & DOJ colluded to cover up hillary's crimes

    Was this is supposed to be funny?

  • jr
    jr 10 months ago

    Is this Paul sicoro from good fellas?

  • Dk J
    Dk J 10 months ago

    I'm just like these guys and my high school buds we are all just as zanney.
    Dean Jackson M.Ed
    Seattle, WA

  • Anna Ferrara
    Anna Ferrara 10 months ago

    ☺️ I miss them.

  • Ed Weibe
    Ed Weibe 10 months ago

    Robin making the Master laugh. That is something. very good. very good.

  • Jeffrey C. McAndrew
    Jeffrey C. McAndrew 10 months ago


  • Largest Classifieds
    Largest Classifieds 10 months ago +3

    Jonathan Winters (upon arrival at the other side), asked, "Is this a joke?"

  • John Maddin
    John Maddin 10 months ago +1

    I was at a book signing at Powell's Books in Portland, OR some years ago. Jonathan Winters was there as the guest author to sign copies of his book of short stories, Winters Tales. The place was jam packed, absolutely filled to capacity when Winters came out to the front table. An employee of Powells, a young guy in his 20's, started the proceedings and during his somewhat stammering introduction made the mistake of trying to make a joke , and Winters' reaction was priceless: a double blink and slight roll of his eyes toward the young fellow as his right eyebrow lifted - which was all he needed to do to send the crowd into a roar of laughter as the young guy laughed himself and finally gave the spot to Winters. One of those you-had-to-be-there monments I'll never forget. R.I.P Jonathan Winters and your immensely gifted and well-loved protegé, Robin Williams.

  • Youk Youk
    Youk Youk 11 months ago

    Deux Génies !

  • Jim Charnoske
    Jim Charnoske 11 months ago +5

    Wow, Definitely Funny Guys. Anyone Could See Robin Idolized Jonathan Winters By The Way He Looked At Him When He Performed. Both Geniuses, Both Shall Be Missed.

  • A W
    A W 11 months ago

    So good. I wish comedy like this could exist today.

  • Diane M. Patterson
    Diane M. Patterson 11 months ago

    Wasn’t he diagnosed bi- polar? What a brave and amazingly funny man.

  • Lois Wright
    Lois Wright 11 months ago +2

    Both so missed

  • Shirlee Poulos
    Shirlee Poulos 11 months ago

    The good ole days when comedians could make you laugh so hard, without profanity. Today, they feel they have to add bad language. These two men had genuine talent. That art is lost today.

  • Michael Exman
    Michael Exman 11 months ago

    A mime is a terrible thing to waste.

  • Lar
    Lar 11 months ago

    Why do people come to the conclusion they are now in heaven. I hope they are but is it just an American saying to make themselves feel better. The same with rest in peace (RIP). What else would they be doing?

  • Patrick Diprimo
    Patrick Diprimo 11 months ago +2

    I've never seen anyone make Robin William's laugh like that, it was nice to see.

  • Ron Estes
    Ron Estes Year ago

    03:04 At his best

  • Stephen Yount
    Stephen Yount Year ago

    And now Jonathan Winters telling a joke like that, he'd be condemned. Thanks leftist, you ruin everything.

  • Crifstar
    Crifstar Year ago

    He would have been destroyed as a racist today

  • climbthatmountain

    Winters and Williams- batteries ARE included, pre mixed, fully fueled, and ready-to-race. If there were ever two more creative, high-energy individuals I've not witnessed them. They are loved and missed.

  • Amy McLean - Super Ink Arts

    Thank you so much for uploading ths.

  • Thomas Jeffries
    Thomas Jeffries Year ago

    I bet that those who were there, were crying from laughing so hard.

  • MrMrNevets
    MrMrNevets Year ago

    Could you imagine how these jokes would play today? Damn, the times have changed

  • Kathy KathleenK
    Kathy KathleenK Year ago

    Hello Mr. Winters & Mr. Williams. I miss you. I know you have very important jobs. When God & the angels see us suffer they need you to cheer them up & make them laugh. Thank you for that & for all the times you have made me laugh. I love you very much.
    0010110. 43

  • Louis Byron
    Louis Byron Year ago

    Jonathan Winters was one-of-a-kind. He could, and did, make fun of everybody, and was still beloved by all.

  • joe smith
    joe smith Year ago

    I kinda feel sorry for Robin. It seems he was always on, because he wanted to be accepted. We loved and accepted him and he didn't know it

  • cre8gnr8nrg
    cre8gnr8nrg Year ago

    The world is open for play...that anything and everybody is mockable, in a wonderful way...
    We need that again, we need that now...

  • Jeff B
    Jeff B Year ago

    4:28s they break the most important rule of improv

  • jennifer86010
    jennifer86010 Year ago

    4:22 Despite the fact that Winters' home had a tennis court, I can't imagine him ever playing tennis.

  • Quidnunc
    Quidnunc Year ago

    God, how I miss the inimitable genius of those two comedy giants.

  • cindy pruitt
    cindy pruitt Year ago +2

    They are all gone, every damn one of them, Hug!!!