Laughing Matters

For whatever reason, some celebrity deaths seem to hit the public harder than others. All deaths are, of course, a tragedy, but Robin Williams’ death really grabbed the public’s attention. Seemingly everybody -- from Billy Crystal to the people on your Twitter feed to the people setting up Netflix’s recommendations -- had a reaction to the news. Comedians have been hit especially hard by Williams’ passing; Williams has always been a giant in improv.

It’s no surprise, then, that the Scottsdale Comedy Spot Comedy Club, 7117 East Third Avenue, will host a tribute to Robin Williams. The show, titled simply “A Salute to Robin Williams,” will run on Sunday, September 7, and feature a performance by the club’s in-house improv troupe, the Improvisors, There will be shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 and are available online via

Sun., Sept. 7, 7 p.m., 2014
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Ed Kummerer