Steve Martin to Teach Online Comedy Writing Course

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"I'm so honored to be invited into your home, phone or wearable," Martin said.

Saturday Night Live alum Steve Martin is set to give an online class in how to be funny.

The online education platform MasterClass said Martin will share insights from his 50-year career and teach how to gather and write comic material and develop a stand-up routine.

The platform, launched in May 2015, offers online courses for $90 each as it banks on the star power of its online video instructors.

"I'm so honored to be invited into your home, phone or wearable," Martin said in a statement. MasterClass offered earlier online video classes by Christina Aguilera, Kevin Spacey, Usher, Gordon Ramsay and Serena Williams.

Martin, a veteran comic actor, writer, producer and musician broke into the business as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the 1960s before earning Emmy, Grammy and American Comedy awards, among others, and starring in over 40 movies.

The latest MasterClass instructors include Shonda Rhimes for TV writing, Hans Zimmer for film scoring and Frank Gehry for design and architecture.

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