Take That, Robin Williams

In 1995, I won the 20th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition and called my father to tell him the good news. My Dad has the kindest heart ever known but doesn’t know the San Francisco Comedy Competition from the Nuremburg Trials. I tried to explain the prestige of the event (and possibly exaggerate it) by telling him that Robin Williams came in second in the original competition. Dad recognized the name but, true to form, screwed up the facts in retelling it, bragging to my relatives that I “just beat Robin Williams in a comedy competition”. I’m sure it made him wonder why I was still borrowing money from him, but he never said a word.