Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Steve Martin's 'Roxanne' Newspaper Bit

One of the most original and memorable bits of shtick. Using a wide shot with the guy's back to the camera so we'd hear the reaction, not so much see it in his face, and fill in the rest ourselves was a good choice. I actually went back and saw the movie a second time (yes, in the theater) just for this bit.

You know it's funny if it makes you laugh, all these years later, even though you know what's going to happen.


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