Interview with comedian, actor, author, musician and true Renaissance Man Steve Martin on The Dennis Miller Show, October 19, 2010. Martin, who has returned to the stage with a new bluegrass music act, which is equal parts song and comedy, talked about how happy he is bringing the best of both worlds together in his live performances. In this hilarious clip, Dennis recalls one of his favorite moments from Martin’s recent performance in Santa Barbara where they “had to pull him out of the aisle, he was laughing so hard,” and Martin gives him the set-up from the bit.
Martin, on his relationship with his touring band and the funny dynamic they play off of regularly during the show:
As you can tell, we’ve developed this really good rapport. I think we have a good camaraderie offstage, and onstage, we have just kind of a funny relationship, ‘cause I’m like the Hollywood egotist and they’re the down home, sweet North Carolina guys…
This particular set-up, on how bluegrass music comes from the travails of the day:
I try to write songs that are based on personal experience…This next song is called “Uh Oh, I Think My Masseuse Is Too Chatty.”
Maybe the funniest line I’ve heard all year. I think I fell down in the street the first time I heard it back in October. People must have thought I was nuts. No one better.
Listen to the whole interview for a good laugh.
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