Iconic Actor, Comedian, Author, Playwright & Musician
Steve Martin is one of the most legendary and diversified performers in the entertainment industry today. An actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, and musician, Martin is an iconic figure whose roles have forever been ingrained into our popular culture. The Jerk, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, Three Amigos!, Roxanne, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Dirty Rotten…
Steve Martin is one of the most legendary and diversified performers in the entertainment industry today. An actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, and musician, Martin is an iconic figure whose roles have forever been ingrained into our popular culture.
The Jerk, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, Three Amigos!, Roxanne, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Parenthood, L.A. Story, Father of the Bride, The Out of Towners, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther…these are but some of the films for which Martin has earned millions of fans worldwide.
He’s hosted the Oscars three times and Saturday Night Live more than anyone else. He’s won four Grammy awards—two for comedy and two for his banjo CDs, and yet he also keeps busy off-stage, collecting art, playing the banjo and writing.
His first two novellas, Shopgirl, and The Pleasure of My Company, were ranked on bestseller lists around the country including The New York Times. His other books include his autobiography, Born Standing Up; two children’s books, The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z! and Late For School; a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel; and his latest adult novel, An Object of Beauty. . His work frequently appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times.
A talented playwright as well, Martin’s first original play, the comedy-drama Picasso at the Lapin Agile was presented by Chicago’s prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre. Following rave reviews, it continues to be mounted in productions worldwide to nationwide critical and audience acclaim. His other plays include WASP, and the dark comedy, The Underpants. Martin currently has an original musical, Bright Star open on Broadway that he co-wrote with Edie Brickell.
Ever evolving his body of work, Martin is also a Grammy Award winning musician who found his love for the banjo at the age of 17. Martin originally used his passion for the banjo as part of his standup comedy routine, but in 2010, he released his first album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo. Martin released his second full length bluegrass album, Rare Bird Alert, in 2011. The album featured 13 Martin-penned tracks as well as special guest vocal appearances by Paul McCartney and The Dixie Chicks. That year, Martin won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. He most recently collaborated with Edie Brickell on the critically acclaimed album, Love Has Come For You. Martin and Brickell took home the Grammy Award for “Best American Roots Song” for the song album’s title song.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation With Steve Martin
Few people can boast the amazingly diverse career of Steve Martin. From the release of his first mega-hit comedy album Let’s Get Small in 1977, to his current bestselling books and film roles, Martin has experienced a prolific and successful career few other entertainers can claim. A Conversation with Steve Martin is a special interview format event where you can hear from a true legend of the entertainment world whose popularity continues full steam with millions of fans around the world.
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