Folks, everyone knows Steve Martin, and most of us love him (screw you buddy, if you don’t!). But I bet you had no idea how wide ranging his talents are. Luckily, I’m going to show you right now!
Martin’s comedy career began when he started writing material for other people. Initially he landed a job writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and ended up winning an Emmy Award in 1969. After writing for John Denver, Glen Campbell and Sonny and Cher, he later earned another Emmy nomination for VanDyke and Company.
I wrote a novel this year called ‘Shop Girl,’ and several producers came to me and wanted to turn it into a movie. And I said, “If you think you’re going to take this book and change it around, and Hollywoodize it and change the ending… that’s going to cost you.
Oh, and as we all know he was also a star on Saturday Night Live, and he’s been in about 2,000 movies. However, keep reading and we’ll go over a whole list of stuff you did NOT know about Steve Martin.
Here is Steve Martin playing banjo with Earl Scruggs on the Letterman Show. Damn this boy can work it!
Now, here he is performing a magic act:
Making balloon animals…
Oh, and he can dance! Here he is making Michael Jackson just plain look bad…
What, you didn’t like that? Well, here’s Steve Martin tap dancing and singing with Gregory Hines:
He created brilliant shorts like The Absent Minded Waiter:
By the way, Steve if you’re reading this we’ve practically got the same birthday. I mean, if you were born at 12:01am on August 14th, and I was born on August 13th at 11:59pm, then we’d only be born 2 minutes and 25 years apart. And that practically makes us brothers. So give me a call and we’ll do lunch! Any time – any place.