Everyone is aware of the hilarious, one and only Steve Martin. Most of us know him as a comedian, but he’s got many more talents including playing the banjo, writing plays, producing, and much more. Here are some more facts about the influential comedian who has been a Hollywood staple for decades.
Often celebrities don’t have the time to sit and sign autographs for fans. When Martin felt he was overwhelmed with autograph requests, he decided to pre-sign cards and he could just hand them out whenever fans asked for his autograph. However, it didn’t last very long and he abandoned the practice after just a few months, saying: “I realized that when people ask for an autograph, what they really kind of want is a little encounter; to find out what you’re really like in 30 seconds.”
He Wrote For The Smothers Brothers
While a theater major at UCLA in 1967, Martin was commissioned to write content for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. The content he wrote for them did so well that he won a 1969 Emmy award. This helped carve his way to a successful entertainment career.