Music & Entertainment
Lesson time 2:55 min
Meet Steve. He's one of the most accomplished comedians of all time, an acclaimed writer, actor, and musician. And now, he's your instructor.
Topics include: Introduction to the class.
OK, MasterClass. MasterClass, yeah. Here we go. That's what I love to do. Yeah. OK. Here we go. Are we rolling? Hey. Welcome to Steve Martin's MasterClass. Let's try another one, right? I'm Steve Martin. Thank you for signing up for MasterClass. I'm Steve Martin. Oh, I said that. Well, let's get started. Honey, I won't be home early. I'll be doing the MasterClass. OK, here we go. Very essential to learn comedy. Of course, this, because, you know. Yeah. Learning a lot? Good. Hey, I have an idea too. Yeah, hold on. The old banjo. [BANJO MUSIC PLAYING] OK, I got it. [BANJO MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, I'm Steve Martin, and welcome to your nonrefundable MasterClass in clawhammer banjo. Good choice. We're going to talk about a lot of things. We're going to talk about creativity in general. We're going to talk about the specifics of stand-up comedy and comedy in general. We're going to talk about performing, performing comedy. We're going to talk about editing. We're going to talk a little bit about writing. And what I'm hoping with this MasterClass is that you the student or observer can maybe pick up a little practical knowledge, but more so, be inspired. Know that there's room for you out there in the world. And know that, at least from my point of view, you don't have to have a special gift. I had no special gift, except I loved being on stage, and I loved comedy. And that's all I had. Hi, I'm Steve Martin, and this is my MasterClass.
One of Steve’s first gigs was at the drive-in movies. When the audience liked a joke, they honked. In this comedy class, Steve shares insights from performing for cars and humans over a 50-year career spanning sold-out arenas and blockbuster films. Learn how to find your voice, gather material, develop an act, and take your comedy writing to the next level.
My first class got me hooked. I feel like I got a look at the "Man behind the curtain" without losing the illusion of the magic. I am funnier for it.
I’m a comedian and I teach standup in my city. Steve has been a hero of mine since I was a kid, and this class is 100% on target. I only wish I could be in the room with him - this is the next best thing!
Pure genius. Most insightful thing I've ever seen
I'm a writer, so my favorite part was when Steve talked about how he built exposition into the opening of "Meteor Showers." I also love comedy and these classes reminded me how much I like it and inspired me to find ways to build in more comedy into my writing. Thanks!