Being Funny

02008-01-30 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Smithsonian Magazine | Arts & Culture | Being Funny
A reluctant pied piper, I went outside onto the campus, and they stayed right behind me. I came across a drained swimming pool. I asked the audience to get into it—”Everybody into the pool!”—and they did. Then I said I was going to swim across the top of them, and the crowd knew exactly what to do: I was passed hand over hand as I did the crawl. That night I went to bed feeling I had entered new comic territory.

Steve Martin’s crowd-surfing pre-dated punk…

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