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Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St
Durham, NC 27701
Robin Williams: An Academy Award-winning actor and multiple Grammy-winning performer unparalleled in the scope of his imagination, Robin Williams continues to add to his repertoire of indelible characters. Williams, who began his career as a stand-up comedian, recently wrapped his critically acclaimed, sold-out, Weapons of Self Destruction comedy tour as one of the most successful stand-up comedy tours of the year. Over the course of the tour, Williams performed 90 shows in 65 cities in front of 300,000 fans across the country, as well as in London and Canada. Since its launch in September 2008, the tour grossed an astounding $40 million. Weapons was taped over two nights at Washington, DC's DAR Constitution Hall and premiered on December 6 on HBO as the network's highest rated stand-up comedy special of the year. Well known for his free-associative monologues and for pointing out life's absurdities through his astute social and political observations, Williams' previous comedy tour was in 2002.