Media Advisory: UB Distinguished Speakers Series to feature actor/comedian Steve Martin on April 27

Release Date: April 26, 2013 This content is archived.


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 Series.

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 lecture.

Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at 645-4607 or 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 program.

Press arrangements onsite: John DellaContrada, University Communications, at 361-3006.

Media Contact Information

Christine Vidal has retired from University Communications. To contact UB's media relations staff, call 716-645-6969 or visit our list of current university media contacts. Sorry for the inconvenience.