STEVE MARTIN: THE TELEVISION STUFF
Content The wild-and-crazy guy's early career is documented, starting with a '70s hour of free-form leftfield standup: banjo playing, "happy feet," balloon animals, Jackson Pollock/Esther Williams jokes, "Excuuuuuse me!" Also in this 3-disc set -- four insane NBC specials, plus vintage gigs from "Saturday Night Live" and "David Letterman," music videos from comedy albums, awards show riffs, more. Martin's silent routine as magician The Great Flydini (from Johnny Carson-tribute "Tonight Show") is wondrous!
Extras Martin comments now about what's on DVD, how his career took shape. Smart booklet, too.
List price $35, released by Shout.
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