In February, for the first time in 35 years, Steve Martin graced a a stage, alone with a microphone. He opened for Jerry Seinfeld at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, and almost immediately afterward, he faded back into silence. While his film career is still going strong, it’s currently impossible to catch a Steve Martin set. He told Jerry Seinfeld in “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” that his “act was conceptual. Once the concept was stated, and everybody understood it, it was done.”
When he was performing, Martin was a comedy god. Comedy Central ranked him as the sixth best stand-up comic of all time. His album “Wild and Crazy Guy” is one of the most popular comedy recordings in history. It’s unlikely that the star will ever return to the stage, but that doesn’t keep us from wishing that he would.