Gina Vaynshteyn
Updated April 16, 2015

It’s been close to a year since comedic genius Robin Williams died, and my heart still feels crumbly. His death just doesn’t seem real, and maybe that’s because every time I re-watch Mrs. Doubtfire, or The Bird Cage, or Jumanji I still feel that crazy energy and boundless life Robin dedicated to each and every character. The actor so many of us thought of as our goofy uncle had a special kind of capability to make us laugh, cry, and then laugh again all in one sitting, whether we were watching a father’s desperate attempts to hang out with his children, or a doctor earnestly trying to treat his patients by making them giggle. We are forever grateful for Robin Williams’ immense talent, and his innate desire to make us feel less alone.

I miss him so much —more than I thought I could miss a human I never met. And I think most of us feel the same way. Jamie Costa, a budding comedian and talented person, definitely shares those same sentiments. Describing Robin as “the man whose spark ignited my passion,” Jamie created a two-minute(ish) video, in which he impersonates a bunch of Robin Williams’ unforgettable characters. Using props and costumes, Jamie almost LOOKS and SOUNDS exactly like Robin. It’s infinitely impressive.

Watch Jamie impersonate Mrs. Doubtfire, Teddy Roosevelt, Patch Adams, Sean Maguire, Genie, Batty, Prof. John Keating, and more in his video “Never Had A Friend Like Him.” You might find yourself laugh-weeping (don’t say we didn’t warn you!):

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