Steve Martin and the Nostalgia Shtick…

This Sunday, Steve Martin will be hosting the Oscars for the third time in the past decade.

Is it the familiarity of his humor we seek?

Steve Martin, and his co-host, Alec Bladwin, promise to be a pleasing comedic pair. They are time tested, formal types who dish a sort of resigned, lilting humor.

Could the choice be a reflection of the kind of assurance and stability viewers are seeking, especially in such unstable economic times?

Slate Magazine takes an interesting look at the nostalgia of Steve Martin’s humor and how and why he is still considered one of gretest and most reliable comics of our time:

http://www.slate.com/id/2246900/pagenum/all/#p2

Rosie duPont, BC’10

ArtsLink Associate

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