Steve Martin (The Jerk, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Man with two Brains) was, at one time, the funniest man on the planet. Sadly that’s no longer the case but, at the top of his game he was killer funny – just watch any of the above movies if you need proof of that.
Or read the letter below to a fan. He’d long passed the stage where he could write personal responses to fan mail but he could sign them and so crafted this absolute corker in 1979, the year The Jerk was released.
P.S. The P.S. kills me.