Born Standing Up

Stumbled upon the Steve Martin autobiography last week with great delight – consumed it in a day or so. It’s called Born Standing Up, and it covers his childhood and standup career, ending when he gets into The Pictures.

He’s rarely talked about the giant standup career, and as it was such a sweet one – mister Martin’s in my head right next to mister Lucas in terms of formative influence. Steve Martin, Star Wars and the radio: that’s my childhood. Get it, read it.

Plus: Steve M’s a great banjo player, but have ye seen him dance?

Here’s a long interview with that drunk Charlie Rose. Can’t embed – follow the link.

And the best scene in any of his films:


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