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.
Great class, and highly entertaining. Steve's light-hearted delivery makes this an entertaining course focused on Stand-Up, and performing comedy.
There's a reason why Steve Martin is the perfect instructor for a MasterClass in comedy, and that is because he is the King of comedy. Although I'm not a comedian and a slam poet, I've learned things to incorporate into my writing and stage presence. Thanks!
I've been a fan of Steve Martin's acting, comedy and writing since I wore an "I'm a Wild & Crazy Guy" T-shirt in junior high school. He's brilliant, and it's SO great to have him break down processes and techniques, talk about his craft honestly and generously, and... I COULD do the "rule of 3", but you get the idea. I loved this course. Very inspiring and empowering. Thanks Mr. Steve Martin!
I love Steve Martin, and the content he gave is really insightful. I'm grateful to even have the opportunity to get such insight. I feel like these skills can be applied musically as well, or even in areas of basic communication, of which im trying to improve. Thanks Masterclass, and Thanks Steve.