Required Reading: Great Books by Stand-Up Comedians
..every once in a while, a comedian takes the opportunity to write a real book, to use the form as its own specific kind of writing, and produces something unique and memorable. Here’s a quick jaunt through some of our favorites: [Read More]
Stephen Colbert auctioning off painting of himself for DonorsChoose.org
Need some fine art to grace your living room? Or, alternatively, a painting featuring the piercing gaze of America’s greatest American? Stephen Colbert is auctioning off one of his infamous portraits through Phillips de Pury and Company. And Portrait... [Read More]
Time capsule: Before "Late Night," see David Letterman in the morning with Steve Martin in 1980
Last night's Late Show with David Letterman included some remarkable TV, and not just because it felt like it could have been 1994 again -- what with Howard Stern bashing Jay Leno over three segments, and a musical medley from Naughty By Nature ... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert Officially Announces the Art Stephen Up Challenge
For about a day and a half now, you've been toiling away, photoshopping Stephen Colbert's portrait purely for the love of art and without knowing whether you would get something out of it. I don't know about you, but that sounds a lot ... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert proves you can have fun with Steve Martin just talking about art (video)
On last night's edition of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert had comic legend Steve Martin on as his guest, and Colbert made darned sure he wasn't going to have to offer a refund to his viewers afterward. Watching his show is free with a cable/internet subscription. But that aside, Colbert poked fun at the 92Y situation at the top of the program. [Read More]
Steve Martin jokes about refunds on Twitter, writes NYT op-ed suggesting 92Y audience missed out
In the wake of last week's misunderstanding at the 92Y here in New York City, Steve Martin has offered several "refund jokes" to his followers on Twitter, and in Sunday's edition of the New York Times, Martin wrote an op-ed.. [Read More]
When a comedy chat goes wrong: Who's to blame? Examining the 92Y's "conversation" with Steve Martin | The Comic's Comic
"They had a comedy idol in front of them, and they were disappointed. I don't blame Steve Martin for this. I don't blame the 92Y for this. I blame Deborah Solomon for this." [Read More]
A Steve Martin Event That Disappointed the 92nd Street Y | NY Times
In the history of intellectual chatter, the events of Nov. 29, 2010, at the 92nd Street Y will be archived under disaster. Or comedy. That night, a conversation between Steve Martin, the writer and actor, and Deborah Solomon, who writes a weekly interview column for The New York Times Magazine, resulted in the Y’s sending out a next-day apology, along with a promise of a refund. Perhaps the audience saw that message coming. Midway through the conversation, a Y representative handed Ms. Solomon a... [Read More]
More than Just a Gala: Steve Martin's Just For Laughs Montreal debut, with a surprise guest
n In its 28th year, the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal has featured just about every big name in comedy. But Steve Martin, having "quit" stand-up comedy before JFL's debut... [Read More]
Best Night Ever Show? Steve Martin to host two shows at Just For Laughs Montreal
When is a gala more than a Gala? How about when it's Steve Martin making his Just For Laughs Montreal debut? That's happening this July, as the festival has tapped Martin to host what it... [Read More]