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ISBN: 1847371035 / ISBN-13: 9781847371034

Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

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  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (Simon & Schuster Ltd) – Hardcover (2007)
    by Steve Martin

    Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    Hardcover, Simon & Schuster Ltd
    2007
    224 pages

    ISBN: 1847371035
    ISBN-13: 9781847371034

    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 charmingly evokes the young man he once was. Born in Texas but raised in California, Steve was seduced early by the comedy shows that played on the radio when the family travelled back and forth to visit relatives. When Disneyland opened just a couple of miles away from home, an enchanted Steve was given his first chance to learn magic and entertain an audience. He describes how he ... 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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