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ISBN: 1416553649 / ISBN-13: 9781416553649

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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  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (Scribner Book Company) – Hardcover (2007)
    by Steve Martin

    Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    Hardcover, Scribner Book Company
    2007
    English
    209 pages

    ISBN: 1416553649
    ISBN-13: 9781416553649

    In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded on to the comedy scene. By 1978, he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away." Emmy and Grammy Award winner, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company, and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Martin has always been a writer. His memoir of his years in stand-up is candid, spectacularly amusing, and ... Show more

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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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