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"We're here tonight to honor Tom Hanks..."

Steve Martin pays tribute to Tom Hanks at the 2002 AFI Awards [3:47]. Here's a taste.
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jan 8, 2014 - 16 comments

Dueling Geniuses

Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog perform Dueling Banjos.
posted by quin on Aug 22, 2013 - 61 comments

A Number of Notable Business Cards

"This week, we discovered an utterly charming card used by Isaac Asimov ('natural resource' is right) and, inspired, began hunting for more famous peoples' business cards, whether boilerplate or highly designed, staid or comical."
posted by gilrain on Jan 22, 2013 - 92 comments

Steve Martin, Home Crafts Expert, Endorses Bob Kerrey

Steve Martin, Home Crafts Expert, Endorses Bob Kerrey
posted by roll truck roll on Oct 5, 2012 - 19 comments

The Hippy and the Expressionists

Confessions of a Genius Art Forger — In one of Germany's greatest art scandals, former hippie and talented artist Wolfgang Beltracchi forged dozens of paintings over a period of 35 years, earning millions and fooling top collectors and museums. In a SPIEGEL interview, he reveals how he did it and why he eventually got caught. Photo Gallery. Background... [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 26, 2012 - 20 comments

Herbert Ross' "Pennies From Heaven"

Pennies from Heaven is the most emotional movie musical I've ever seen. It's a stylized mythology* of the Depression which uses the popular songs of the period as expressions of people's deepest longings - for sex, for romance, for money, for a high good time...there was never a second when I wasn't fascinated* by what was happening on the screen. - Pauline Kael (* SPOILERS)
posted by Trurl on Mar 7, 2012 - 27 comments

early performances of well-known comedians

Early performances of well-known comedians, collected by mikl-em on Laughing Squid: Louis C.K. (also see The Evolution of Louis C.K., a YouTube edit of his tribute to George Carlin - previously - intercut with clips throughout his career); Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and Steven Wright; Sarah Silverman; David Letterman; Steve Martin; Robin Williams; and "What They Did Before 30 Rock". Also see posts on George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Father Guido Sarducci, and Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
posted by flex on Feb 18, 2012 - 23 comments

"There IS a thing called competitive birdwatching..." The decade-long buzz of The Big Year

In 1998 three birders--Sandy Komito, Al Levantin and Greg Miller--had their big year attempt chronicled in 2004 in a book of the same name by Mark Obmascik. Due to a few fortuitous circumstances including some spectacular fallout on Attu, a remote Alaskan Island, Komito's 1998 record of 745 species has never been surpassed. Their friendly yearlong rivalry is being documented further in a motion picture featuring Owen Wilson, Steve Martin and Jack Black coming out later this year. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jul 5, 2011 - 16 comments

Jubilation Day

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers prove that music videos are truly for the birds.
posted by hippybear on Jun 13, 2011 - 21 comments

SLYT: Steve Martin: Hymn for Atheists

SLYT: Steve Martin: Hymn for Atheists via Open Culture
posted by artlung on Mar 28, 2011 - 24 comments

We would drain out Lake Michigan and have butterscotch ripple dropped from airplanes on our heads.

The Dating Game’s 10 best celebrity contestants. (MLYT) [more inside]
posted by gman on Dec 13, 2010 - 22 comments

Steve Martin with Deborah Solomon

"Artists beware." Deborah Solomon's interview with Steve Martin at the 92nd Street Y was interrupted by a Y representative with a note telling her to talk more about his film career and less about art and his new book, "An Object of Beauty." Some are blaming Steve, some are blaming Deborah. Either way, everyone gets a refund.
posted by Avenger50 on Dec 2, 2010 - 100 comments

We as a nation retain our sense of humor.

The Thirteenth Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American humor was awarded to Tina Fey. Here is video of the PBS broadcast of the awards ceremony as well as Ms. Fey's complete acceptance speech.
posted by West of House on Nov 16, 2010 - 78 comments

A new look at an old show called The New Show

"Eggs? Yeah, we fix 'em. Well, are they broken all the way or are they just cracked? OK, well that's good, just bring 'em right in..." The year: 1984. The sketch: "Roy's Food Repair". The stars: John Candy, Valri Bromfield, Dave Thomas, Carrie Fisher, and Paul Simon. The show: a short-lived NBC comedy variety program produced by Lorne Michaels called The New Show. [more inside]
posted by Atom Eyes on Jul 10, 2010 - 7 comments

One Whole Roasted Chicken for Steve to use as a puppet...

Steve Martin's Tour Rider Leaked!
posted by dobbs on Jun 26, 2010 - 78 comments

A Wild and Introspective Guy

Steve Martin on the development of his comedy. [more inside]
posted by bove on Jan 30, 2008 - 61 comments

You Can't Go Wrong With Chimps on a Burro.

El Paso. The lovely ballad of love and murder on the Mexican border won the very first Grammy for Country & Western for Marty Robbins in 1960. But for some it will never feel complete without Steve Martin's video, in which he recreates the lyrics with some non-union actors. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Jan 19, 2008 - 28 comments

Funky Tut

King Tut's face revealed to the world The face of Egypt's most famous ancient ruler, King Tutankhamun, has been put on public display for the first time.
posted by psmealey on Nov 4, 2007 - 47 comments

That's right, Ishmael Twist.

The Compleat Steve has a number of articles written by Steve Martin. I especially liked A Public Apology, How I Joined Mensa, and Writing Is Easy!
posted by supercrayon on Apr 18, 2007 - 60 comments

The Great Flydini

The Great Flydini. Old, brilliant Steve Martin bit from the tonight show. [prev]
posted by sluglicker on May 17, 2006 - 29 comments

Steve Martin has a posse

Steve Martin has a posse. He's only made one post so far but Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) is blogging for the Huffington Post.
posted by bdk3clash on Dec 30, 2005 - 41 comments

Another actor weighs in politically

Steve Martin's take on WMD With a little stab to the left and a little stab to the right, it's good to read something funny. It's a NYT article but there's a Metafilter login I recall. Someone can tell us what that is? I think that this sort of entertainment is a better use for the hollywood set than this is.
posted by Red58 on Aug 8, 2003 - 13 comments

Franzen wins National Book Award.

Franzen wins National Book Award. Another logo to go on the dust jacket next to the O. Pulitzer next?
posted by Bezuhin on Nov 15, 2001 - 3 comments

2001 National Book Award Finalists

2001 National Book Award Finalists Awards tonight in New York mc's by Steve Martin. Will Franzen win despite the raging controversy? Pick the winners, anyone? Any good ones left out?
posted by Voyageman on Nov 14, 2001 - 9 comments

Roger Ebert on Steve Martin.

Roger Ebert on Steve Martin. "He published a novel last year that was touching and true, and he is an expert on modern art, and he is capable of hosting the Academy Awards and starring in a David Mamet movie and writing for the New Yorker and, no doubt, brooding a lot."
posted by adrober on Nov 11, 2001 - 24 comments

Comedy College

Comedy College
Steve Martin begins hosting a weekly public radio show, profiling legendary comics. This week: The Cos. (Real Player required)
posted by Optamystic on Oct 7, 2001 - 2 comments

Steve Martin is a genius......

Steve Martin is a genius..........no, he's a desperate hack......well, he's no Bob Hope, that's for sure....or is he?
posted by briank on Mar 15, 2001 - 15 comments

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