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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

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Steve Martin has been an international star for over thirty years. Here, for the first time, he looks back to the beginning of his career and ... Show synopsis

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frankmor

The cost of polishing your Comedy Act on your Soul

by frankmor on Oct 14, 2010

How Steve Martin polished his legendary comedy act - and made it seem the funniest thing in the world -cost him dearly - and if this tale be true, one amazing story of a boy raised inside Anaheim, Disneyland, has so polished his ACT and made his ACT SO BAD, that it makes the Offense a skill. His story of spending his youth training in the magic store of Disneyland; adding precious seconds over time to his comedy act, is at once an anxiety attack and a tribute to how luck can be leveraged into a legendary (seemingly effortless at the time) comedy career. Now that Steve is no longer funny, his anxiety attacks can recede and this story can be told.

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