Robin Williams was honoured in Los Angeles on Thursday night (19Sep13) as he prepares to return to Tv with new comedy The Crazy Ones.

The funnyman made his first-ever visit to The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills for a gala tribute evening, which was moderated by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, who served as Williams' best man at his 2011 wedding.

The Police Academy star told the audience, "I threw him a bachelor party where a lovely performer named Lady Monster showed up and lit different parts of her anatomy on fire. It's the least I could do for Robin, who has always offered a shoulder for me to cry on when things were bad. We've had a nice run as best pals."