BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Actor, comedian and musician Steve Martin will
speak at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in Alumni Arena as part of
the University at Buffalo’s Distinguished Speakers
A multi-talented and diverse performer, Martin is perhaps best
known for his films, which include “Dead Men Don’t Wear
Plaid,” “Roxanne,” “Father of the
Bride” and the 2011 comedy “The Big Year,” in
which he co-starred with Owen Wilson and Jack Black.
He also is the author of several successful books, which include
the bestselling “An Object of Beauty,” and a banjo
virtuoso who has release two full-length music albums.
Martin is the Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker. His lecture
is titled “Stand Up: My Rise and Collapse,” and he is
expected to begin speaking at roughly 8:05 p.m.
During the program, audio and/or video photography, as well as
still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of his
Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting
Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at 645-4607 or
firstname.lastname@example.org no later
than noon on Friday, April 26. Reserved tickets may be picked up at
the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the program. Media
may need to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the
Press arrangements onsite: John DellaContrada, University
Communications, at 361-3006.