Danny DeVito recalls the time Robin Williams almost made him die with laughter

DeVito says of the late comedy icon: "He was such a clown and I loved him for that"

Danny DeVito has spoken about the time Robin Williams nearly made him die with laughter.

The veteran actor, who has recently said he leave his US comedy series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia after two more seasons, praised Williams’ legendary sense of humour in a new interview.

“I laughed my ass off with him,” DeVito told Metro. “He once almost killed me in a pool. I’m not a great swimmer, I was in the deep end and he was holding court, and I never laughed so hard – I swallowed a big gulp of water and choked for five minutes.”


Thankfully, onlookers managed to drag DeVito from the pool and the actor managed to catch his breath. “Everybody was laughing at me. It was pretty good,” DeVito added. “They did help me out of the pool. I don’t remember [the joke that made me laugh so hard]. He used to go off on rants. It could be airplanes, bicycles, anything. He was such a clown and I loved him for that.”

DeVito is currently in the UK promoting his new short film Curmudgeons, a dark comedy which he directed and stars in. Watch the full 16-minute film below.

Curmudgeons from Jersey 2nd Avenue on Vimeo.


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