Steve Martin is by far the most talented of the SNL alumni. And not only as a comedian, he is shockingly convincing as the villain in THE SPANISH PRISONER.
He can write, paint, play the banjo, act. He is the Renaissance Man for sure.
Patti - I've always really, really liked Steve Martin's comedy - thanks for reminding me of how much :-).
He can get pompous at times but he's really talented. Did you ever see the video of him as a kid outside Disneyland in California?We saw him in concert twice when he was just starting to get big (the arrow-through-the-head days). First was a surreal experience. He was the opening act for Andy Williams at the Garden State Arts Center (as it was then called) in 1977 and there were a handful of us wild & crazy fans scattered among the Williams fans.A year later he did "King Tut" (which Jackie used when she taught ancient Egypt to third graders!) in full costume at Radio City Music Hall.Jeff M.
I heard him on NPR last week talking about the banjo show and he was just as modest and normal as anyone. But I have seen the other side. Never seen him live. But I have seen his play Picasso at the ....can't remember. Have to look for the program.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile.Did not see it.But he's given me a lot of moments I've laughed at over the years, however silly:"I was born a poor black child.""Slap my hand, black soul man." (from the Festrunk Brothers, Two Wild & Crazy Guys)Jeff M.
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