Steve Martin Talks His Twitter Book On 'Conan' (VIDEO)
When Steve Martin joined Twitter, his jokes were a revelation -- Martin hadn't done stand-up comedy in decades, and most of his humor was limited to awards show appearances and talk show couches. Bringing it full circle, he appeared on one of those talk show couches on Thursday to talk about Twitter on "Conan."
Martin described that to him, Twitter was just the natural place to go for musings he'd written in his journal for years. He even read off some proto-tweets that he wrote after appearing on Conan's shows over the years. They're not real (we hope), but they're funny: "I always enjoy getting dinner with Conan, so I can practice fake laughing."
A collection of his tweets was just published in the book "The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten.: The Tweets of Steve Martin," with all proceeds going to charity. Conan read off a few of his very funny ones. Check out his Twitter account for yourself at @SteveMartinToGo.
He also revealed that his famous "jury duty" tweets was just an extended joke, not real.
Another Martin book, "An Object of Beauty," will be making the leap to the big screen with Amy Adams starring.
UPDATE: Eagle-eyed commenter Davej1234 pointed out that Steve Martin's bit where he reads through his journal and recollects that Conan was "sluggish" each time he guested on the show was hardly a new bit -- Martin first did it on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1989. Was he recycling old material, or subtly paying homage to the master, whose desk Conan briefly occupied? You be the judge.
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