1987 was the second year for Comic Relief in the United States. It was based on the Comic Relief charity in the UK and was dedicated to the memory of comedian Andy Kaufman. The charity’s goal is the raise money for America’s homeless.
In 1987, comedy legends Robin Williams and Billy Crystal opened the show as a couple of homeless “Black Monday” stock-market crash guys who talk about how they ended up on the streets, and they end the sketch with a hilarious parody of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.
Enjoy this look back at Robin Williams and Billy Crystal opening up Comic Relief ’87!
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