Watch Steve Martin Delay His Tonight Show Appearance With Broadway-Style Performance

by Elizabeth VanMetre 2:12 PM PST, March 01, 2016
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Sure, Steve Martin showed up to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but not without singing about how he wished he hadn't.

Fallon introduced the 52-year-old comedian on Monday night, but instead of joining the host, Martin delayed his entrance by staying in his dressing room and singing a humorous little tune titled, "I Don't Want to Do This Show."

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"I used up all my stories/ When I was in my 40s/ But now I'm 52 years old, and I don't want to do this show," he crooned.

In the ditty, Martin shared his anxiety about being asked about current events or his love life and his distaste for the bland small talk of late-night interviews.

"Now I must go out there / And sit in the velvet chair / And ask him about his wife and kids and pretend as if I care / I don't care! No one cares," he sang.

Watch the full performance below:

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Eventually, Martin remembered that he needed to promote his new Broadway musical, Bright Star, which opens March 24, and finally made his way out to chat with Fallon.

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