Oct 092013
 

In this episode of the Wait Wait… Steve Martin is a comedian, a playwright, an author, an art collector, an actor, a Grammy-winning banjo player, a composer and, as we all know, a “wild and crazy guy.”

So we’ve decided to ask him three questions about the most mundane and dull guys we could find: the speakers at London’s , which we in the Wall Street Journal.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST: And now the game where we ask interesting people about completely uninteresting things.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Steve Martin is, among other things, a comedian, a playwright, an author, an art collector, an actor, a Grammy-winning banjo player, composer, and I’ve just run out of time. So we’ll leave it there and say, Steve Martin, welcome to WAIT, WAIT…DON’T TELL ME!

STEVE MARTIN: Thank you very much.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

SAGAL: Great to have you. That’s for sure.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: So you do all these things.

MARTIN: Ish.

SAGAL: Ish?

MARTIN: Yeah, ish.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Yeah? And I mean, is it that you just get bored or you’re just unhappy, you keep moving on?

MARTIN: I don’t – I always think I’m doing essentially one thing…

SAGAL: Yeah.

MARTIN: …which is writing.

SAGAL: Right.

MARTIN: And it translates into performing and writing more.

(LAUGHTER)

 

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