Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and musician. Since the 1980s, having branched away from comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning him an Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards, among other honors.
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Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.
Love is a promise delivered already broken.
What I mean is that none of my talents had a - what's that great word - rubric. A singer an actor a dancer - there was nothing I could really say I was. The writing came much later. And actually thank God because if I had said I'm a singer I would really have just had one thing to do.
You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do.
No matter how many times people say it - 'Oh I'm just writing this for myself' 'Oh I'm just doing this for myself' - nobody's doing it for themselves! You're doing it for an audience. So whether I'm performing or writing a book or playing music it's definitely to be put out there and to be received in some way definitely.
I loved to make people laugh in high school and then I found I loved being on stage in front of people. I'm sure that's some kind of ego trip or a way to overcome shyness. I was very kind of shy and reserved so there's a way to be on stage and be performing and balance your life out.
Well today the Grammys is much much better than the Oscars. I think the differences in the shows are that the Grammys are much wilder. The Oscars is much more people in the industry. And people dress wilder I think at the Grammys.
When I first started doing my comedy act I just desperately needed material. So I took literally everything I knew how to do on stage with me which was juggling magic and banjo and my little comedy routines. I always felt the audience sorta tolerated the serious musical parts while I was doing my comedy.
I got a flue shot and now my chimney works perfectly.
Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman. It's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town.
I thought 'Borat' was a breakthrough comedy because it was really funny. It wasn't some studio-produced script with 14 writers.