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Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Ronald Reagan Walk Into A Funeral

Tom covered a full slate of things in his charming, comic conversation with actor-comedian Billy Crystal on our Friday show. But for the On Point staff, our favorite moment was when the comedian detailed his quirky relationship with fellow big-name comedic actor Robin Williams.

Billy Crystal: I have a lot of very close dear friends and when we do get together we can kid each other a little bit, but we never really compare notes…

There’s some good-natured ribbing that can go on.

Robin [Williams] and I have some intensely funny phone sessions i’ll just leave it at that…

But Crystal didn’t leave it at that.

Billy Crystal: Usually when somebody famous dies, the phone rings.

And usually it’s a big ticket item, it’s someone who’s a fairly good target. When Ronald Reagan passed away, I’m watching the funeral and boom: the phone rings and I know who it is.

And it’s, ‘Bill? Bill? Hey, it’s Ronnie! You know, it’s a lot hotter here in Heaven.’

You know sir, I’m not sure it’s hot there.

Well maybe that’s why Nixon’s in a Jacuzzi.’

It just goes on and on, and we have some classic conversations that actually, we should turn into an album. It would be hilarious.

For more, check out the full interview with Billy Crystal, and let us know what your favorite moments from the interview or from Crystal’s career, in the comments here, on Facebook and @OnPointRadio.

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