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Murder at the Boarding House: When Steve Martin Quit Comedy to Be Funny by Billups Allen

Steve Martin illustration by Billups Allen. Man with arrow through the head, with bunny ears fallen off.

Steve Martin is a comedy icon. He began his film career playing a clueless character, later finding fame as he gained footing in more mainstream comedies. Martin made three interesting films in the early ’80s; so interesting they almost derailed his career.