Robin Williams jokes about Mike Ditka, 'The Bean,' Chicago accents in 2004

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Robin Williams came back to his hometown in 2004, when he was given a lifetime achievement award by the Chicago Film Festival.

That night, he talked to Eyewitness News about everything from Mike Ditka, to the bean and the local "accent." Robin spent his early years on the North Shore until his family moved to Michigan.

Robin always said Chicago audiences were so open and enthusiastic, that it was a special thrill to perform standup comedy here.
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