Release of his book, "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life".
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I always felt there was a deeper meaning to what I was doing than just being wild and crazy, something more philosophical. I had a view that there was something funny about trying to be funny. I needed a theory behind it in order to justify it at the time, but now I don't. I see it for what it was. It was just fun, and it was stupid, and that's why it was so successful.
Although many critics were disdainful of his overtly silly act early in his career, its postmodern nature was admired by avant garde filmmakers David Lynch
and Stanley Kubrick
, both of whom approached Martin to appear in ultimately unproduced comedy films.
Wearing "arrow-through-head" prop