Burbank, CA (AP) Comedian/actor Robin Williams, long known for his myriad voices and impressions, employed a record fifty one voice changes during his recent thirteen minute appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
The Las Vegas over/under line, set by Harrah's the week before, was just forty two. The index has become a favorite wagering point for bettors over the years, with more people betting more money with each appearance. Harrah's booked over $8.2 million in bets for the show, up from $6.8 million in June 2002, making it more likely that other houses will soon join the fray.
Williams also left his seat twelve times to execute various bits of physical comedy, exceeding Harrah's over/under of eight. "Williams is unpredictable in his predictability, making his actions and outcomes perfect fodder for those who think they might have an inside track on what will happen," stated Karen Klinsmeyer, general manager of Harrah's in Las Vegas.
Williams used three voice changes during his red carpet interview with Dick Clark outside the Peoples' Choice Awards on Sunday, an appearance that lasted ninety two seconds and included comments and questions from Clark and answers from Williams' thirteen year old daughter, too. The event itself, however, was not listed in any betting houses.
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