Wild and Crazy Guy

We held out as long as we possibly could, but for this SUCCESS Blog post, we couldn’t resist using Steve Martin’s classic Saturday Night Live punch line as the headline.

The June 2011 SUCCESS Cover Story features Steve Martin and reveals why he’s still the hardest working comedian in the industry. Martin has added Twitter to his gigs, introducing a young, “Sh*t My Dad Says”-type crowd to his own brand of comic genius.

This spring, when a cobra went missing from the Bronx Zoo, Martin tweeted:

An Egyptian cobra has escaped and is hiding in the Bronx Zoo. I’m sitting in my King Tut hat by the phone awaiting their call for help.

Then hours later:

Phone rings. Caller ID: Bronx Zoo. I put on King Tut hat, ready for action. It’s the snake. Hard to hear. Lots of hissing on line.

That wild and crazy King Tut.


Journalist, podcaster and southpaw Shelby Skrhak is the former director of digital content and social media for SUCCESS.com. Before joining SUCCESS magazine, Shelby launched the weekly suburban newspaper Plano Insider, and covered topics ranging from cops and courts to transportation and fashion. Her handwriting should be a font.

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