Did You Know In 1976 Steve Martin Did An Entire Stand-Up Just For Dogs?

Stand-up is a hard game. Don’t you hate it when you go to a stand up show and hecklers suddenly start barking, peeing on everyone, and sniffing crotches? Such savages!

Even a pro like Steve Martin had to put up with tough crowds. Here he is on The Carol Burnett Show in 1976, trying out his new dogs-only routine on, you guessed it, a gaggle of dogs! Of course, if you’ve ever tried to keep that many dogs together at once, you know that it’s gonna take more than star power and a good poodle pun to keep their attention.

The show might fall apart, but you can always count on two things: Steve Martin is a gem, and those dogs are perfect.

h/t the A.V. Club