Posts Tagged ‘Steve Martin’

Atheists Don’t Have No Songs

August 27, 2013

As a lifelong fan of Steve Martin (I joyfully attended one of his comedy concerts in the mid-70s), I got some laughs out of this performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. Steve and his band, Steep Canyon Rangers, performed (more…)

A Wild and Crazy Interview With Steve Martin

April 18, 2011

I love Steve Martin! Back in the mid-70s, each of his appearances on Saturday Night Live was an Event with a capital E.

In this January 2009 interview on NPR‘s Fresh Air to promote his memoir, Born Standing Up, (which I thoroughly enjoyed), Martin was both inspirational and humorous. This is the core message I took away: When you believe in yourself, you find a way to turn everything into motivation—evan what other people would find hurtful or discouraging, such as parental disdain, audience disconnect and agent criticism.

On a more superficial level, his recorded bits during this interview still make me laugh out loud!

Click on the audio player below to listen to the thirty-seven-minute (more…)