Who wouldn’t want to be in show business?
Uh, that would be me. ✋
I love the “public life” of writing, where I get to hide behind my keyboard.
You have a voice. You have a platform (big or small as it may be).
You can be opinionated. You can be persuasive. And you can be silly or sarcastic if you feel the need.
But you do it with words – and all from the comfort of your couch… ☕
I mean, I guess I would take a stab at a screenplay for the right price.
Even though the idea of doing comedy had sounded risky when I compared it to the safety of doing trick after trick, I wanted, needed, to be called a comedian. I discovered it was not magic I was interested in but performing in general. Why? Was I in a competition with my father? No, because I wasn’t aware of his interest in showbiz until years later. Was my ego out of control and looking for glory? I don’t think so; I am fundamentally shy and still feel slightly embarrassed at disproportionate attention. My answer to the question is simple: Who wouldn’t want to be in show business?
-Steve Martin, Born Standing Up (Amazon)