Martin began his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1970s by joining a comedy troupe at Knott’s Berry Farm. He picked up fame as a writer on Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and went on to land guest spots on The Tonight Show. The rest is history. The Pink Panther star has no desire to be on stage anymore, because it’s pretty lonely out there.
As a guest on 127th episode of The View, Martin explained: ”I’m done with that. That’s a young man’s gig, it’s very trying. I was in my 30s and I did it for about seven years before that and it’s a very lonely life because you’re alone on stage… [and] you’re essentially alone all the time.”
The funnyman has something to fall back on. He has established himself as a talented actor, writer and has found a new passion as a banjo-playing bluegrass musician.
Watch Steve Martin talk about his love for Bluegrass music!
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