Born Standing Up

Author: Steve Martin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847395848
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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 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 noted the reaction to each joke in a ledger - 'big laugh' or 'quiet' - and assiduously studied the acts of colleagues, stealing jokes when needed. With superb detail, Steve recreates the world of small, dark clubs and the fear and exhilaration of standing in the spotlight. While a philosophy student at UCLA, he worked hard at local clubs honing his comedy and slowly attracting a following until he was picked up to write for TV. From here on, Steve Martin became an acclaimed comedian, packing out venues nationwide. One night, however, he noticed empty seats and realised he had 'reached the top of the rollercoaster'. BORN STANDING UP is a funny and riveting chronicle of how Steve Martin became the comedy genius we now know and is also a fascinating portrait of an era.

Civil Rights Digest

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Wasp

Author: Steve Martin
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ISBN: 9780965785808
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Wasp And Other Plays

Author: Steve Martin
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573603112
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Performing Live Comedy

Author: Chris Ritchie
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408147246
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Comedy is a global multibillion dollar industry and it is also one of the easiest ones to get into. Performing Live Comedy is for anyone who has ever thought about getting up onstage and being funny or for those who have already started. It offers a breakdown of the process of live comedy and provides a basic toolbox for the student and aspirant comedian, covering all aspects of live comedy such as stand-up, music, double acts, ventriloquists and magicians. Gender, sexuality, ethnicity and disability are also covered in this book as well as ethical considerations on what we should or should not joke about. The book breaks down the entire process of live comedy from writing a simple one-liner to creating a complete act, from organising an open spot at the local comedy club to getting into the Edinburgh Festival and running your own venue. Performing Live Comedy is full of advice and original interviews with comedians and writers currently involved in the comedy industry such as Rob Grant (Red Dwarf), Shazia Merza, Henning Wehn, Ed Aczel, Paul Zerdin and Lucy Greaves.

Riding Standing Up

Author: Sparrow Spaulding
Editor: Cage Free Publishing
ISBN: 9781732451209
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Sparrow was born into the perfect family. Two loving parents, a beautiful home, and grandparents that doted on her. Life was a dream until the day it happened. In "Riding Standing Up" Spaulding's gift for storytelling will have you on the edge of your seat as you read how she overcame insurmountable odds and never lost her faith or spirit.

A Stab In The Dark

Author: Steve Martin
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 140922208X
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My account of my time in the Territorial army

New Statesman

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Picasso At The Lapin Agile And Other Plays

Author: Steve Martin
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ISBN: 9780753814451
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Steve Martin is one of America¿s most treasured actors, having appeared in some of the most popular moves of our time. He is also an accomplished screenwriter who has in the past few years turned his hand to writing plays. The results, collected here, hilariously explore serious questions of love, happiness and the meaning of life; they are rich with equal parts of pain and slapstick humour, torment and wit.

A Wealth Of Pigeons

Author: Steve Martin
Editor: Celadon Books
ISBN: 9781250262899
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER • WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER • LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER “I've always looked upon cartooning as comedy’s last frontier. I have done stand-up, sketches, movies, monologues, awards show introductions, sound bites, blurbs, talk show appearances, and tweets, but the idea of a one-panel image with or without a caption mystified me. I felt like, yeah, sometimes I’m funny, but there are these other weird freaks who are actually funny. You can understand that I was deeply suspicious of these people who are actually funny.” So writes the multitalented comedian Steve Martin in his introduction to A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection. In order to venture into this lauded territory of cartooning, he partnered with the heralded New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss. Steve shared caption and cartoon ideas, Harry provided impeccable artwork, and together they created this collection of humorous cartoons and comic strips, with amusing commentary about their collaboration throughout. The result: this gorgeous, funny, singular book, perfect to give as a gift or to buy for yourself.

The New Yorker

Author: Harold Wallace Ross
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The Crow Steve Martin

Author: Steve Martin
Editor: Homespun
ISBN: 9781597732772
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(Homespun Tapes). Steve Martin is a comedian, novelist, screenwriter, actor and many other things, but his first love is the banjo. His recent hit CD, The Crow , features 15 original tunes in both clawhammer and Scruggs style. This book of tablature, accurately transcribed by Tony Trischka, is a great learning tool for aspiring players. Also includes an introduction and tuning notes from Tony. Contents: Daddy Played the Banjo * Pitkni County Turnaround * Hoedown at Alice's * Late for School * Tin Roof * Words Unspoken * Pretty Flowers * Wally on the Run * Freddie's Lilt * Saga of the Old West * Clawhammer Medley * Calico Train * Banana Banjo * Blue River Waltz * The Crow.

The Toucher

Author: Dorothy Hewett
Editor: Ringwood, Vic., Australia : McPhee Gribble ; New York, N.Y., USA : Viking Penguin
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Novel in which a 67-year-old crippled writer has an affair with the delinquent grandson of her childhood admirer. Letters to an ex-lover in the form of a novel, dreams, philosophical musings on old age and death, and physical yearnings are interwoven against a backdrop of a wild, evocative landscape. The highly acclaimed author of plays, poetry and an autobiography, 'Wild Card' has one previously published novel, 'Bobbin Up' (1959).

Conversations With Steve Martin

Author: Robert E. Kapsis
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1626743215
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Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business. While those less familiar with his full body of work may think of Martin as primarily the “wild and crazy guy” with an arrow through his head, this book makes the case that he is in fact one of our nation’s most accomplished and varied artists. It shows the full range of Martin’s creative work, tracing the source of his comic imagination from his early standup days, starting in the mid to late 1960s through the films he has written and starred in, and emphasizing his more recent creative outpourings as playwright, essayist, novelist, memoirist, songwriter, composer, musician, and art critic. “Standup is the hardest material in the world to write for someone else; it’s like trying to condense 10 years of experience into 20 minutes of new material.,” Martin says. But commenting on his fiction writing, he says. “I think you have to be able to find as a writer that state where you don’t know what you’re going to say or what the character is going to say or who the characters are. That’s the biggest thrill of all. When you start to trust that subconscious thing and you don’t censor yourself—just remember you can always throw it away—that’s when the good stuff comes out.” The selected materials consist not only of pieces focused primarily on Martin’s writings, but also broader profiles and conversations that help explain Martin’s development as a writer within the larger context of his many other accomplishments, talents, and performance skills.

The Anchora Of Delta Gamma

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L A Story

Author: Steve Martin
Editor: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802135124
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Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Sun Always Shines For The Cool A Midnight Moon At The Greasy Spoon Eulogy For A Small Time Thief

Author: Miguel Piñero
Editor: Houston : Arte Publico Press
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A collection of three plays by the master playwright Pinero.