With friends in Idaho, in 2018 I saw Martin Short and Steve Martin LIVE in An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life.
It was hilarious.
That was Steve’s return to stand-up after decades.
Steve is age-74 now. Everyone of my generation loved his comedy. Indeed, I thought he was an overnight success — like Robin Williams.
Not so as I learned in his 2007 memoir Born Standing Up. Steve Martin paid his dues. He had many, many very hard years breaking into the business.
It chronicles his early life, his days working for Disneyland, working at low tier coffee shops and clubs as a comedy act … and the reason why he quit stand-up comedy altogether at the height of his fame in 1981. …
No books make me laugh more or harder than the Hard Luck Hank series.
In this one Hank is getting married. To an out-of-work actress.
She’s a Damakan. As a species they are capable of “broadcast empathy.” Their acting skills are so powerful they are able to make people believe their portrayals are literally happening—even over remote transmission.
This book mocks actors and a whole lot more.
I was happy to buy and download the audio version of …