The author shares the stories of his years in stand-up comedy in a humorous memoir that recalls a first job selling guidebooks at Disneyland, his early magic and comedy act, his years of honing his craft, and the sacrifice, discipline, and originality it took to take him to the top
Beforehand -- Coffee and confusion -- Comedy through the airwaves -- Disneyland -- The bird cage theatre -- Television -- The road -- Breakthrough -- Standing down
December 30, 2019 Subject:
I wanted to start reading again, and this is the book I began with. It gave me a different view on the beginnings of a career, and then the things that followed it (good AND bad), it’s a book that’s inspirational and insightful!
August 19, 2019 Subject:
Insightful look into his life
I am a big fan of Steve Martin the actor and I was aware that he is a big thing in the world of comedy and this book gave me valuable insights into his life and his comedy creation process. It is a bit shorter than I anticipated but it is a good thing as a long drawn out memoir can sometimes end up being boring and you lose interest midway. After reading this I will be searching for more biographies from the world of comedy. I think people who do comedy are extremely bright and their lives are worth reading.