Thursday, December 2, 2010

This is Rather Nuts

This is a great story - it says so much about our values today as a society. Or, it is just an example of people being stupid (as in the management at the 92nd Street Y!) Read it and then you decide. If anything, it is a really great article. It grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn't wait to find out what happened...

From The NY Times:

Comedian Conversation Falls Flat at 92nd Street Y
Published: December 1, 2010
A conversation with Steve Martin resulted in a refund being offered to all audience members. Apparently, he and his interlocutor talked about art too much.


  1. Crossing Queens BlvdDecember 2, 2010 at 8:05 AM

    If I attended an event like this and the program's description matched the content of the event there is little room for complaint.

    That being said, I can appreciate the Y's desire to keep paying customers happy. I'm sure they hear from a few unhappy people at all events so maybe the volume of complaints for this event was much higher than usual.

    The Y should have handled this with Steve Martin and Deborah Solomon more diplomatically.

  2. Steve Martin has been tweeting about this, he's not too happy