Incoming: Steve Martin at Orange County Performing Arts Center
He'll be playing those "new songs for the 5-string banjo" along with his band, the Steep Canyon Rangers, on October 30 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center--which happens to be Martin's debut at the center. The Jerk star grew up in Orange County, having lived in Garden Grove and attended junior college in Santa Ana. He also worked at Disneyland for three years, and remained a presence there until recently, through his appearance in the Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years video, which was part of the recently closed exhibit of the same name in Main Street, U.S.A.
Other than banjo, he'll probably tell some jokes, too, though it's not exactly clear. The press release says it'll be "an unforgettable evening filled with laughter and music." So he'll probably at least say something funny. And some of the songs are funny. Either way, it'll be very surprising if he's totally humorless throughout the performance.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, August 23, for $43-$68.