70s Steve Martin Wild and Crazy Guy Tour 1978 t-shirt Small
Chest 17.5 in.
Length 24.5 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Hanes
This awesome shirt was made all the way back in the 70s to commemorate a comedy tour from the brilliant comedian and actor Steve Martin , who has dazzled audiences with his unique offbeat humor since the late 1960s. This shirt is a keepsake from his 1978 A Wild and Crazy Guy Tour, which was named for a recurring sketch Martin used to perform on Saturday Night Live alongside Dan Aykroyd. The tour featured Martin reprising his role from the sketch, one of the Festrunk Brothers who were a pair of party loving Czech siblings.
The tour also saw Martin performing his famous "King Tut" song live across the country. This was another bit that first originated on SNL. Backed by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Martin performed the humorous tune which was inspired by the recent traveling exhibition of the Treasures of Tutankhamun.
By the late 70s, Martin's career had really started to take off, which was exemplified on the comedy album recorded during the Wild and Crazy Guy Tour. The first half of the album was recorded in front of a small audience at The Boarding House comedy club, while the second half was recorded at the massive Red Rocks Amphitheatre, demonstrating how much the comedian's popularity had grown over just a single year. Martin's popularity would continue its upward rise into the 80s with the start of his successful film career. He would actually close out the 70s by starring in one of his most beloved films, The Jerk.
Fits like a modern unisex adult small. There is a large hole on the side near the bottom and some fading along the back, see pics.