I’m reading Steve Martin’s memoir Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life. Was interested to find out that his stand-up career started on Grant Ave., five blocks or so from my house. And am pleased that he is candid and unguarded in his accounting of his early days (am about a third through the book). Makes for a more rewarding read.
Speaking of rewarding, I can’t talk about Steve Martin, who I consider one of the funniest men alive or dead, without balancing his candor with some humor.