I was apparently a very gullible child. My older brother Walt used to perform these hilarious bits of stand-up in the back room of our house as my friend John and I laughed ourselves stupid. He did these manic bits ranging from vulgar to sublime, and I thought he was a genius.
Years later, I heard Robin Williams' Live at the Met for the first time. It was all strangely familiar, and I quickly realized that while my brother is immensely talented in many ways, it was all Robin Williams that first said, "LOOK IN THE HOLE! THERE MIGHT BE A SNAKE!"