Hereâ€™s the thing about Steve Martin â€“ heâ€™s funny.Â Heâ€™s legitimately funny without being stupid, vulgar, or snarky.Â I sincerely hope his particular brand of comedy genius isnâ€™t lost among our generation (aka the generation who spends money they donâ€™t have to see a-holes like Dane Cook and Daniel Tosh), because heâ€™s a master of his craft.Â He always shows up to late-night shows with a planned bit and good material, which is exactly what he did last night on Conan (although a game of footsie was not involved.)
He and Conan decide that theyâ€™ve always wanted to be a part of a â€śrunning gagâ€ť on a late-night show, so Steve Martin declares heâ€™s got the perfect gag- his very own â€śTop Ten List.â€ťÂ Obviously this is a nod to fellow late-night host David Letterman, and itâ€™s hilarious.Â In fact, itâ€™s the best cross-over Iâ€™ve ever seen, at least until the new Batman/Superman movie comes out. Steve Martin is smart.Â Steve Martin is talented.Â Steve Martin is your dad â€¦if your dad was funny.
Think about it.Â Thereâ€™s a reason heâ€™s been successful at making people of all ages laugh for decades.Â Making fun of web videos and fat/poor/uneducated people can only take you so far and absolutely anyone can do that.Â Frat-boy humor is only going to be popular for so long, and itâ€™s such a limited brand of comedy.
Also, I donâ€™t care if it was scripted beforehandâ€”Conanâ€™s face when he hears Steve say â€śTop Ten Listâ€ť is absolutely priceless.Â Enjoy.