Robin Williams 'Self-Destructs' for HBO

Stand-up special will premiere in December

Robin Williams is returning to HBO with "Weapons of Self-Destruction," his first solo special for the premium cable network in seven years.

The special will be taped in November at DAR Constitution Hall during the Washington DC stop of the comedian's sold-out national tour.

It is slated to premiere on HBO in December.

Williams' current tour drew extra attention in March when it was put on hold so that the comedian could undergo heart surgery.

Williams first appeared on HBO in 1977 as part of the "Young Comedians" special. He went on to star in four solo specials on the network: "On Location: Robin Williams" (1978), "An Evening with Robin Williams" (1983), "Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met" (1986) and "Robin Williams: Live on Broadway" (2002). Along with Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg, Williams was one of the hosts of all nine "Comic Relief" all-star charity benefit specials on HBO.