In case you missed it, Steve Martin still is serious about the banjo

Steve Martin played Carnegie Hall earlier this week. But didn't he swear off big stand-up comedy shows decades ago? Why, yes. Yes, he did. Martin headlined Carnegie Hall not as a comedian, but as a banjo player, performing with his band, and alongside bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley. Martin talked about his love for the banjo also this week on Late Show with David Letterman, and here's a clip of that, in case you missed it earlier because you were too busy trying not to think about Letterman having sex (oops, sorry about that). Roll the clip!

Related: Doing other press for his concert tour, Steve Martin did answer some comedy-related questions posed by Chris Garcia for Rooftop Comedy. Such as…

Does performing in front of a live audience ever make you want to try stand-up again?

"I don‚Äôt really have a reason to. It‚Äôs strange, I just don‚Äôt have a reason to do stand-up. I do enjoy the comedy little bits we have in the show, I enjoy that and — but I — that‚Äôs — it‚Äôs such a tough job. It would always be a blend of banjo at this point, I think."

Sean L. McCarthy

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