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Steve Martin Drops By Conan to Do a Classic Conan Top Ten List

Here's Steve Martin on Conan last night, and he prepared his own classic Conan Top Ten list, which is totally a Conan bit and not one from Letterman.

Steve Allen Tries it Again in 1980 with Steve Martin's Brother Billy

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

When we last saw Steve Allen on From the Archives, it was 1964 and he was broadcasting the an audience-less version of his [...]

Here's Justin Timberlake's 'SNL' Monologue, Featuring Cameos from Everybody

Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time this weekend, making him a member of the show's exclusive Five-Timers Club and warranting a big cameo-laden sketch. Some of the show's most frequent and beloved hosts like Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Paul Simon, Chevy Chase, and Candice Bergen dropped by, as well as lowly Five-Timers Club staff Dan Aykroyd and Martin Short, making this one of the most impressive reunions of important SNL veterans ever.

Hit the jump for the original sketch that inspired this one, from Tom Hanks's monologue from his fifth time hosting in 1990:

Heeeeeeeeere's Steve Martin! Watching Steve Guest Host the 'Tonight Show'

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

Last week in "From the Archives" we looked at an unaired Chris Elliott pilot to celebrate the release of Get a Life [...]

'Steve Martin: The Television Stuff'

Well, this looks awesome: Steve Martin: The Television Stuff is a new DVD set being released on September 18th that gathers up a whole boatload of rare early TV appearances by the snow fox himself. It's three discs worth of material (over six hours!), and at $30 it seems like a pretty great deal. Even if you mostly watch streaming stuff at this point, this may be worth getting back into DVDs for. Here's the full rundown of what you'll find inside:

Paul Feig Discusses How Steve Martin Influenced Him

"Steve Martin was the No. 1 comic I tried to emulate. To this day, I wear three-piece suits all the time because of him. I got the Let’s Get Small album right when it first came out and did the routines for my classmates, but not telling them that it was Steve Martin. They thought I was the funniest man in the world. And then Steve Martin broke big, and everybody knew that I had stolen all the material."

-Bridesmaids director Paul Feig talking about his influences to Vulture. It's a list that, in addition to Steve Martin, includes Groucho Marx, David Letterman, and his parents.

Watch Steve Martin on 'Letterman' Last Night

"Some comedians just say funny things and some comedians say things funny, but you say things." – Steve Martin to David Letterman.

When a Young, Obnoxious Judd Apatow First Met Steve Martin

Vanity Fair just posted a behind-the-scenes video of a photo shoot featuring Judd Apatow and Steve Martin in which the two recount the story of their first meeting, many years ago. Judd was a young comedy nerd obsessed with Martin, and he actually went to the star's house to ask for an autograph. Steve refused, and Judd sent him a pretty obnoxious-sounding letter, to which Martin replied with his latest book featuring a pretty perfect quip on the inside cover that's only become more perfect with time.

Watch Steve Martin on Letterman Last Night and His First Letterman Appearance 32 Years Ago

Steve Martin dropped by Letterman for the millionth time last night to plug his awesome new DVD collection of his old TV specials, and more importantly, to bust David Letterman’s balls over receiving the Kennedy Center Honors way later than he did. Martin’s been appearing on Letterman’s shows for over 30 years now. Here’s his first-ever TV appearance with Letterman on his short-lived NBC morning show in 1980, when Martin and Letterman were 35 and 33 years young, respectively. It’s an amazingly funny clip and just goes to show that talk shows are way better when the guest refuses to get out of bed or stop drinking beer [...]

Let's All Move to Steve Martin Park

This parks has everything: underaged drinking, giant Ziploc bags of pot, slightly broken handguns, rock n' roll concerts, and freaking Steve Martin in a nice khaki suit. It doesn't have blue dots, however. For that you'll have to head to that piece of crap Dave Letterman Park.

Steve Martin Took a Long Walk to the Jimmy Fallon Set Last Night

On his guest appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, Steve Martin took his time to walk on stage and even got a little lost in this "little skit," as David Letterman calls it (in the skit). Try to find anything half as fun as this that's ever happened on Jay Leno's Tonight Show (Dancing Itos don't count).

Check out the rest of Steve Martin's Fallon appearance below:

'SNL' Review: Justin Timberlake Runs a Victory Lap

I don't think anyone is as big a fan of SNL as SNL itself. At every opportunity, Lorne Michaels reminds us of his show's elite status and cultural impact, whether in a tongue-in-cheek backstage bit with Paul Simon and a scotch, or in a more sincere soundbite from one of those now-dime-a-dozen behind-the-scenes specials NBC rolls out on Sunday nights. I can't really blame Lorne for perpetuating this "SNL dynasty" mystique; admittedly I find the show's history fascinating, and I believe the man has earned enough ego to occasionally place his show on a pedestal, especially by coyly likening it to a vain gentleman's club. SNL can get away with its [...]

The Lost Roles of Steve Martin

One of the most revered comedians of his generation, both as an actor and writer, Steve Martin is 45 years deep into an eclectic career that's seen him starring in goofy big-budget comedies, critically-acclaimed dramas, and everything in between. Not to mention his work as an author, musician, stand-up, playwright, and Twitterer. Every actor has their fair share of parts they were almost cast in and movies that were never made, given how hard it is to get a project past Hollywood's development gauntlet and into production. Here's a collection of movie roles Steve Martin almost played but didn't. It's a wide range of movies that would have [...]

(Sarcastically) Exciting News: Hollywood to Remake a Body Swap Movie

1984's All of Me was a very a good body-switching movie or, well, body-semi-switching movie. Lily Tomlin's character plans on a full swap but somehow ends up sharing Steve Martin's body with Steve. 'Twas a Steve Martin tour de funny. And now, almost 20 years later, DreamWorks is working on a remake. (This was after a previous attempt at a remake that would've starred Queen Latifah.) Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who previously wrote The Vow and Never Been Kissed, have written the script. The plan is for the remake to be about a man whose soul ends up sharing a woman's body. This is why we can't [...]