Born Standing Up

Written By Steve Martin
Born Standing Up
  • Publsiher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 04 September 2008
  • ISBN : 1847395848
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 110 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Born Standing Up written by Steve Martin which was release on 04 September 2008, this book published by Simon and Schuster. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Steve Martin has been an international star for over thirty years. Here, for the first time, he looks back to the beginning of his career and charmingly evokes the young man he once was. Born in Texas but raised in California, Steve was seduced early by the comedy shows that played on the radio when the family travelled back and forth to visit relatives. When Disneyland opened just a couple of miles away from home, an enchanted Steve was given his first chance to learn magic and entertain an audience. He describes how he noted the reaction to each joke in a ledger - 'big laugh' or 'quiet' - and assiduously studied the acts of colleagues, stealing jokes when needed. With superb detail, Steve recreates the world of small, dark clubs and the fear and exhilaration of standing in the spotlight. While a philosophy student at UCLA, he worked hard at local clubs honing his comedy and slowly attracting a following until he was picked up to write for TV. From here on, Steve Martin became an acclaimed comedian, packing out venues nationwide. One night, however, he noticed empty seats and realised he had 'reached the top of the rollercoaster'. BORN STANDING UP is a funny and riveting chronicle of how Steve Martin became the comedy genius we now know and is also a fascinating portrait of an era.

Born Standing Up

Born Standing Up
  • Author : Steve Martin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : Steve Martin has been an international star for over thirty years. Here, for the first time, he looks back to the beginning of his career and charmingly evokes the young man he once was. Born in Texas but raised in California, Steve was seduced early by the comedy shows that ...

The Dark Side of Stand Up Comedy

The Dark Side of Stand Up Comedy
  • Author : Patrice A. Oppliger,Eric Shouse
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-04-10
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : This book focuses on the “dark side” of stand-up comedy, initially inspired by speculations surrounding the death of comedian Robin Williams. Contributors, those who study humor as well as those who perform comedy, join together to contemplate the paradoxical relationship between tragedy and comedy and expose over-generalizations about comic performers’ ...

Mastering Stand Up

Mastering Stand Up
  • Author : Stephen Rosenfield
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-01
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : Stephen Rosenfield, founder and director of the American Comedy Institute, the premier comedy school in the United States, has taught literally dozens of major standup comics in North America, and has also pioneered comedy as an academic discipline in many universities, a trend that is rapidly spreading. Mastering Stand-Up draws ...

Bay Area Stand Up Comedy

Bay Area Stand Up Comedy
  • Author : Nina G,OJ Patterson
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-02-14
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : Comedians of the San Francisco Bay Area changed comedy forever. From visiting acts like Richard Pryor, Steve Martin and Whoopi Goldberg to local favorites who still maintain their following and legacy, the Bay Area has long been a place for comedians to develop their voice and hone their stand-up skills. ...

Performing Live Comedy

Performing Live Comedy
  • Author : Chris Ritchie
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-12-02
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : Comedy is a global multibillion dollar industry and it is also one of the easiest ones to get into. Performing Live Comedy is for anyone who has ever thought about getting up onstage and being funny or for those who have already started. It offers a breakdown of the process ...

The Everything Big Book of Jokes

The Everything Big Book of Jokes
  • Author : Evan C Thomas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-07-11
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : Presents a collection of miscellaneous jokes, divided into such categories as marriage, politics, sports, health, animals, and everyday life....

Changes in Meaning and Function

Changes in Meaning and Function
  • Author : Jorge Fernández Jaén,Herminia Provencio Garrigós
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2020-04-15
  • Total pages : 332
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : Diachronic linguistics has been experiencing a strong revival during the last few decades, since an increasing number of researchers have assumed that evolutionary and historical factors must be considered to properly understand how natural languages work. This book offers new data and insights on some of the research lines which ...

Make em Laugh American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Make  em Laugh  American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Author : Zeke Jarvis
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Total pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : This lighthearted and eye-opening book explores the role of comedy in cultural and political critiques of American society from the past century. • Provides a context, vocabulary, and perspective to better appreciate and understand American humor • Connects historical developments to cultural changes • Includes both academic references and popular works • Covers a ...

Compass Points Get Your Act Together

Compass Points   Get Your Act Together
  • Author : Jenny Roche
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-02-28
  • Total pages : 141
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : Confidence is essential for any stand–up comic and having confidence in your material is the first step to having greater confidence on stage. It is said that proper preparation makes for professional performance and this book provides the tools to achieve this, offering down-to-earth practical advice and a logical ...

The Pleasure of My Company

The Pleasure of My Company
  • Author : Steve Martin
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2003-10-01
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : From the bestselling author of Shopgirl comes the tender story of a troubled man who finds love, and life, in the most unexpected place. Daniel resides in his Santa Monica apartment, living much of his life as a bystander: He watches from his window as the world goes by, and ...

Getting the Joke

Getting the Joke
  • Author : Oliver Double
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-12-16
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : 'This is the kind of book that troubles grey-suited committees of academic peers. It's too enjoyable. But that, given its subject, is just what it ought to be, and it treats that subject seriously . . . There isn't a “dull” page anywhere in the book.' – Professor Peter Thomson, Studies in Theatre ...

Youtopia a Passion for the Dark

Youtopia  a Passion for the Dark
  • Author : Dagmar Reinhardt
  • Publisher : Freerange Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : Youtopia A Passion for the Dark celebrates architecture at the intersection of Digital Processes and Theatrical Performance. 'Youtopia' pursues dreams: of other spaces and times; of outrageous and fascinating experiences; of the glamour and lights of the Sydney Festival. The book reviews design conversations between architectural practice, architectural theory, audio ...

Brothers Grimm Green Book

Brothers Grimm  Green Book
  • Author : Jacob Grimm ,Wilhelm Grimm
  • Publisher : 2Language Books
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 830
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : BROTHERS GRIMM (GREEN BOOK): Spanish & English BRIEF SYNOPSIS: This book contains a selection of eleven stories from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s collection of German folk tales, originally published from 1812 -1815. The stories include: Cinderella (La Cenicienta) Rapunzel (Rapunzel) Sleeping Beauty (La Bella Durmiente) Little Red-Cap (Caperucita Roja) Hansel and ...

The Ten Make That Nine Habits of Very Organized People Make That Ten

The Ten  Make That Nine  Habits of Very Organized People  Make That Ten
  • Author : Steve Martin
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : The funniest, most memorable Twitter messages from comedian and bestselling author Steve Martin, along with hilarious responses from followers. Steve Martin's uncanny ability to pack 140 characters with humor and wit has defined what it means to be a celebrity in today's world of social media. With over 8 million followers on ...

Conversations with Steve Martin

Conversations with Steve Martin
  • Author : Robert E. Kapsis
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1847395848
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Summary : Baba Yaga is an ambiguous and fascinating figure. She appears in traditional Russian folktales as a monstrous and hungry cannibal, or as a canny inquisitor of the adolescent hero or heroine of the tale. In new translations and with an introduction by Sibelan Forrester, Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of ...