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Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
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Dec 29, 2007

really liked it

I listened to this on audio with Martin narrating. Highly recommend experiencing this book as an audio as opposed to reading it. The Steve Martin I grew up with was the movie star Steve Martin so it was fascinating to learn about his struggles and successes as a stand-up comic during a time when stand-up, as we know it today, was just getting started.

Great Martin understands comedy. There will always be comedy, we will never run out of jokes because "Comedy is a distortion of what is happening and there is always something happening."

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