In the midst of the success of 'Mork & Mindy', the comedy legend wowed with 'Reality ... What a Concept'
In 1979, 27-year-old Robin Williams was comedy's darling. As the first-season finale of his smash ABC series Mork & Mindy aired, he showcased the range of his talent on an April cover of Time magazine. In the main image his face was contorted into a goofy, wide-jawed wink, and he held a small TV set on which he appeared again, this time displaying a tender, ponderous expression.
Williams began a stand-up tour the following month and recorded two shows - one at the Copacabana in New York, the other at the Boarding House in San Francisco - for his debut comedy album, Reality ... What a Concept. It hit No. 10 on the Billboard 200 on Sept. 15, a day before season two of Mork & Mindy premiered.