Monday, September 27, 2010

Steve Martin Gets Wild and Crazy on Twitter

By Whistling in the Dark/Yaffa Phillips

Steve Martin is always funny. He was hilarious as a stand-up doing his Let’s Get Small and “Well eeeexxxxcccccuuuuuuuusssseeeeee me” bits back in the day. He was hysterical in movies like The Jerk and The Man With Two Brains. He wrote amusing plays like Picasso at the Lapin Agile and books like The Pleasure of My Company.

So it was only a matter of time before Steve Martin would get silly on Twitter. He just signed up on September 10 and he’s already enlisted the help of 100 monkeys to keep messages pouring out to almost 170,000 followers.

Yes, we said monkeys. They’re getting out important thoughts like:

(Posted Sat Sep 18 14:00:45 2010 via web)

And they’re proving to be lucrative for Steve who Tweeted:

“Just got book and TV deal based on S**T My Monkeys Say. Nice! G’nite.”
(Posted Sat Sep 18 17:01:31 2010 via web)

Of course, he’s managed to get himself into a bit of trouble, too. According to his Tweets, he told his wife he’s writing a lucrative screenplay called Po’ Boys for Dinner rather than wasting his time on the social networking site. In order to help uphold the ruse, he’s asked that if you see him on the street you shout out, “How’s the screenplay going, Steve?” and give him a thumbs up.

If you haven’t been keeping up with the action packed kick of off SteveMartinToGo on Twitter yet, don’t feel overwhelmed. He’s been kind enough to post a brief recap of the first ten days. It’s worth checking out and seeing for yourself that Steve is still one wild and crazy guy.

For more from Pop Culture Passionsitas read:

Shatner Takes on Comedy in $#*! My Dad Says

Bill Murray Immortalized in Art

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