A Personal Letter From Steve Martin | Letters of Note
Until very recently I'd heard numerous tales of Steve Martin's humorous responses to fan mail, but frustratingly had never seen such a letter; thankfully that situation was remedied the other week when I chanced upon the following note, apparently sent by Martin in the early-80s, post-Jerk (ahem), when he was at the top of his game. Written on his production company's letterhead to a fan named Jerry, this personalised form letter - in particular the post-script - is further confirmation that alm... [Read More]
Tina Fey - Unofficial Oscar Writer? | iVillage
if you were Alec Baldwin, and you were rehearsing your jokes for the Oscars on Sunday, and your super-smart costar Tina Fey was just one dressing room away... what would you do? Naturally, you'd ask the 30 Rock creator to vet your act. And according to Fey, that's exactly what Baldwin did. [Read More]
Steve Martin's banjo debut on Grand Ole Opry
Comedian Steve Martin next month will make his debut on a new type of stage for the well-known television and movie star, plucking his banjo at country music's Grand Ole Opry. [Read More]
Steve Martin funds banned high school play
After a La Grande, Oregon high school was forced to scuttle its planned production of Steve Martin's 1993 play Picasso At The Lapin Agile, Martin himself has stepped in and offered to help pay for an off-campus production. [Read More]
How Steve Martin found a gift for writing - and banjos
He made his name as America's first rock star comedian and starred in numerous Hollywood hits before switching to writing and becoming an acclaimed author. Now Steve Martin has recorded a bestselling album of banjo music. [Read More]
Steve Martin laughs off criticism of 'Pink Panther 2'
U.S. actor Steve Martin dismissed negative reviews of the latest installment of the Pink Panther movie franchise, saying comedies always had to overcome critical snobbery and that the genre was "not a critics' medium." [Read More]
Steve Martin - Teen Ink (!?) Interview (I know.. but read it anyway)
"I think probably the most difficult challenge was just the climb and rise in show business because I went through my entire twenties with some success as a comedy writer but not much as a performer. And you have to be kind of informed and naive at the same time. You have to be naive about how badly you are doing because if you were smart about it, you would quit. So the most difficult thing was to have perseverance." [Read More]
What happened? Steve Martin isn't funny
Steve Martin's got a banjo album coming out, his first all-music recording. This isn't a joke. Anyone old enough to remember Martin's stand-up days, anyone who bought his "Let's Get Small" comedy record, knows that he's pretty accomplished on that instrument. Dolly Parton is on the new album. Now, I don't buy lots of banjo-based recordings. But if forced to choose between music featuring Steve Martin and any recent movie starring the man, I'll bet on the banjo. Because, really, have you seen an... [Read More]
Steve Martin to release bluegrass album
It ends up Steve Martin lost the arrow but hung on to the banjo. On Jan. 27, the actor/writer/comedian will release an album of bluegrass music. [Read More]