Sharing Steve :: New Stuff
Monday, November 21, 2005
On the occupants of the family section at the Mark Twain Awards
Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska)
November 19, 2005 Saturday
NEWS; Michael Kelly; Pg. 01B
Honored funnyman has friend in Kerrey
From the notebook:
Steve Martin received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and seated close by was his pal Bob Kerrey.
A number of viewers spotted Kerrey, the former Nebraska governor and U.S. senator, on the telecast last week. Now president of the New School University in New York, Kerrey has been friends with the actor-writer-comedian for several years.
A New York magazine article two years ago said Kerrey "dines frequently with his wife's circle of artists and writer friends," including Martin.
The comic's stage antics once included, "Well, excuuuuse me!" Hence the Washington Post headline on the story of his big honor: "Well, Incluuuude Him: Martin Joins Twain Pantheon."