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Steve Martin’s Letter to Fan

Steve Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. So this semi-handwritten letter is not a surprise to everyone but of course, it’s not Steve Martin without the humorous touch.

His format shows a lot of his dry humor and his comedic personality—

Transcription:

A PERSONAL LETTER FROM STEVE MARTIN

DEAR JERRY,

WHAT A PLEASURE IT WAS TO RECEIVE A LETTER FROM YOU. ALTHOUGH MY SCHEDULE IS VERY BUSY, I DECIDED TO TAKE TIME OUT TO WRITE YOU A PERSONAL REPLY.

TOO OFTEN PERFORMERS LOSE CONTACT WITH THEIR AUDIENCE AND BEGIN TO TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED, BUT I DON’T THINK THAT WILL EVER HAPPEN TO ME, WILL IT JERRY? I DON’T KNOW WHEN I’LL BE APPEARING CLOSE TO YOU BUT KEEP THAT EXTRA BUNK MADE UP IN CASE I GET TO FLINT.

SINCERELY,

STEVE MARTIN

P.S. I’LL ALWAYS CHERISH THAT AFTERNOON WE SPENT TOGETHER IN RIO, WALKING ALONG THE BEACH, LOOKING AT ROCKS.

People see this as sarcasm but this was the comedy that Steve Martin has in his blood. This is funny in so many ways if you only understand dry humor. One of the best and well thought out celebrity to fan mailing. It doesn’t shy away from the reality that celebrities are really swamped with letters and that it would take a lot from their time to reply in each and every letter a fan has sent to them.