Being Robin

$9,468 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 105 people in 4 months


The spirit of Robin Williams comes roaring back  in this film about  a kind artist who thinks  he may be channelling the comic genius.  The artist struggles with his sanity, but is inspired to create a hysterical and uplifting comedy show, which tours America.


Everyone who donates:

$10 or more -  will be thanked in the credits.  You will also be able to take part in online private focus groups to view rough-cut scenes and voice your opinions.  You will help make decisions on things like posters,  music, and plot points.

$25 or more - will get everything above plus download links to the digital poster and The Making of "Being Robin" video documentary.

$50 or more - will get everything above plus the link to the digital version of the film after distribution.

$100 or more - will get everything above plus a signed DVD of "Being Robin."

$500 or more - will get everything above plus a day on the set during the filming with the option of playing an extra (New England area only).

$1,000 or more - will get everything above plus a speaking role in the film.  Most likely in one scene, unless your character becomes a key role (who knows?).

$5,000 or more - will get everything above plus an all-expenses-paid trip to the world premiere of "Being Robin" for two, or Roger will give a performance of "The Robin Williams Tribute Experience" at your private party. 

$10,000 or more - will get everything above and both the premiere trip and the performance at your private party.

(Whew ... ok?)

Please encourage your family and friends to become part of this adventure!


Ten years ago Robin Williams saw me do an impression of him on ABC TV.  It got back to me that he really liked it.  (Yes - aw shucks!)

When Mr. Williams  passed, people asked me if I would do a tribute show.   I said, "No, I am just an artist now.  I will never set foot on stage again EVER."  (File that under Yeah Right)

Then it felt like  Robin himself asked me, "Let's get to work.  I gotta get back to work!!!"  I felt him bouncing around inside me, like a dog who's been cooped up, begging to go outside and play.  Like a Genie trapped in a lamp.

So,  three years ago I embarked on a journey across America in a show,  called "The Ultimate Robin Williams Tribute Experience." 

I was compelled to try to bring the ebullient comic genius of Robin back to life on stage.  I wrote it in Robin's style.  It has been a life-changing adventure.  Many people have said they "felt Robin's  presence in the theater."

I feel him too.

And I think he's feeling the laughter and the love ...

I am raising these funds to produce and star in the film "Being Robin," which is based on my personal story about what it takes to bring Robins brand of comic ingenuity back to to the stage,  and the dramatic impact the show’s had on the audiences.  This ebullient film - with never-before-seen footage from the touring show - will be full of passion, warmth, and humor and, most of all, a celebration of Robin Williams. 

**A percentage of the proceeds from the film will go toward Robin’s various charities.

We have been working on the story and shooting concert footage for the past year.  We already have the beginnings of a great creative team, including a great director of photography,  wonderful composer, and a hot pop recording artist to do a theme song.  We are also pursuing a very important director who is close to the subject.  We need to pay them.  The script is coming along, and have been working alongside a terrific co-writer


The film "Being Robin" is about how Robin comes roaring back to the comedy stage with the help of a sympathetic artist - a man who is scared of crowds, and has actually never set foot on stage, but feels the presence of Robin's spirit in and around him.  Or is it all in his mind?

Robin, through the artist and wild rehearsals in the woods, is able to return to the work he loves, and finish what he started here on earth, including mending some fences.

The film is based on actual events surrounding the show.

I will play the artist, Oliver ,  and the spirit of Robin Williams.  There are also: Emelia Teddy's  girlfriend who is trying to help Teddy keep his grip on reality.  The Therapist, who is trying to figure out if this is a genuine miracle, a psychological syndrome, or a hoax.  The Medium,  who breaks out in hysterical laughter during the seance.  And many more.

 I have included some stills (above) and bits of footage from the stage show.

And here is a recent TV interview:   https://vimeo.com/274860777

Below are clips from recent performances:



Below is a photo storyboard for a scene in "Being Robin."  In it Teddy Baker is channeling Robin in the middle of a frozen lake while an imaginary audience looks on.

And, finally, here is the link to a recent news story about my show:

To mount such a film production, it takes a village, and we are looking for committed fans like you to help make it happen.  For contributing $10 or more, you will be thanked in the credits and become part of the focus group, having creative input into the production process.  We have incentives for donors at different levels as well (see list above).  Please make as generous a donation as you can.

Please also share this donation page with your family, friends, and anyone else who would enjoy being part of this unique project.

Thank you so much for your support!  Together, we will make it happen!




Roger Kabler is a true renaissance man.  Along with being one of the finest comedy impressionists in the country, he is a talented actor and portrait artist.

Roger has served as the spokesman for Zima in national television commercials.  He was a regular on the last Carol Burnett series in 1991.  He has also starred in his own NBC sitcom, Rhythm and Blues.  Additionally, Roger wrote, produced, and starred in the award-winning movie, Who the Hell Is Bobby Roos? and has recently played to sold-out showrooms up and down the east coast.  Variety magazine calls him: "an astounding impressionist."

When not performing, Roger paints portraits of animals and enjoys the outdoors.

“Kabler convincingly, almost eerily, immerses himself in the comic persona of Williams, somehow capturing Williams’ barely containable physical energy, nimble mind and warm playfulness.”
– David Jasper, The Bend Bulletin Aug. 2017

“An astonishing Robin Williams’ impressionist!”
– Variety

“Best new act of the year.”
– New York Post

#robinwilliamsforever #rogerkabler #standupcomedian #standupcomedy#robinwilliamstribute #robinwilliams #comedian
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Hiya . We have finally given birth to a trailer - a baby "Being Robin" !!! It is time to help him become a real full length feature film . The money we raised was enough to take us this far. We need $150, 000 to do this film right. Please talk this up and share with everyone.
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Heya All
It's time for a focus group
How do you feel about this logline to describe our film-
What if....?
The greatest comedian of our time
Wasn't done yet?
And the only person
who can help him come back
Is the worst possible choice.

Coming soon to heal the human race.
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We are working away on the 3rd draft of the script. It is getting epic! We need to raise another to finish it $3,000 and to make the trailer. Then we can make a presentation to the people in a position to get the film made. Thank you all for being part of this journey.
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