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The Resource Born standing up : a comic's life, by Steve Martin

Born standing up : a comic's life, by Steve Martin

Label
Born standing up : a comic's life
Title
Born standing up
Title remainder
a comic's life
Statement of responsibility
by Steve Martin
Title variation
Born standing up
Title variation remainder
a comics life
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Martin reflects on his over 30 years in the comedy business, from writing to performing and everywhere in between. He offers listeners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to look into the mind of an artist at the top of his game
Writing style
Audio
Review
Listening to comic great Steve Martin read his own "biography" (as he calls it) is a touching and hilarious experience. Known for his philosophical and wacky humor, Martin delivers in a flat "Steve Martin" manner. Listeners will soon be enthralled as this audio presentation has many laugh-out-loud moments. However, if you aren't familiar with Martin's style of comedy, you might think he's bored relating his story. Don't be fooled! He sounds exactly as he appears on stage and in films--intellectually challenging yet completely huggable. The production features Martin's banjo licks as incidental music and his stories of his early years, involving Disneyland, girls, Knott's Berry Farm, girls, early stand-up routines, magic, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," girls, and "Saturday Night Live." His thoughts about his family, especially his judgmental father, and his loneliness are heartbreaking. M.R.E. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10067196
Cataloging source
RECBX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Steve
Dewey number
  • 792.7/028092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PN2287.M522
LC item number
A3 2007b
Literary text for sound recordings
memoirs
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by the author
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martin, Steve
  • Entertainers
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a comic's life
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Born standing up : a comic's life, by Steve Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Unabridged Nonfiction"--Container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
671606
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781428181052
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C4292
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781428181052
  • (OCoLC)180195822
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Born standing up : a comic's life, by Steve Martin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Unabridged Nonfiction"--Container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
671606
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781428181052
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C4292
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781428181052
  • (OCoLC)180195822
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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