Wednesday, May 28, 2008
grandmothers, balloon animals and amazing pants tricks
After reading yesterday's book review, my husband seemed genuinely shocked that I was largely unfamiliar with Steve Martin's early stand-up routines. Partly because he made me feel remiss in some way but also because after reading his autobiography my interest was appropriately piqued, I did some searching to see what old videos might be lying around on my friend Interwebs. Being that it was so long ago, I didn't expect much to be available on YouTube - and there wasn't really - however I did find a few things worth sharing in case you (like me) were too young at the time, or in case you (like me) require occasional silly diversions for the sake of your mental health.

And so, in the spirit of this week's book review, I bring you this:

as well as this:

and although this isn't a video, Martin's reference to "Grandmother's Song" in his book is much better appreciated after having listened to it.

So there you go. Don't say I never get you anything.


Blogger Steve said...

I went through this exact same process after I read Born Standing Up: appreciating Martin's explanation of his act, feeling remiss at not knowing it (hell, I haven't even seen The Jerk, for shame), getting on Youtube, finding not much there but enjoying what I did find anyway.

Exact same process.

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