Something Special: Steve Martin’s The Funnier Side of Eastern Canada

Filed Under Stand-Up Comedy

One of Steve Martin’s early specials has made it to the web and it gives what is now a pretty rare look at his stand-up. If you were around at the time, your main image of Martin’s stand-up career is his performances for thousands in arenas. Well in the special “Steve Martin’s The Funnier Side of Eastern Canada”, there’s a segment of Martin performing a more intimate venue. You can see it in this clip, which starts at around 3 minutes in.

Wow, can you hear that? Unsweetened, distinct laughter on TV. Those were the days.

If you want to see the whole thing, I’ve put it together as a playlist that you can watch after the jump.

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Posted by Paul Schultz on 08/11  at  04:44 PM

I worked on this TV special. The majority of it was unscripted pure Steve Martin.  The scene of him getting “happy feet” was shot on Markham Street in Toronto and the female dancer on the far right is Nancy Dolman, also known as Mrs. Martin Short!

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