Steve Martin's invitation to Dave Barry to help write Oscar jokes:
Hi Dave, it's Steve Martin.
I'm hosting the Oscars this year and am trying to put together a team of geniuses to help me write it. Here's my question: do you know any? HA! I'm wondering if the idea appeals to you at all. You, me, Rita Rudner and a few others. Best Oscar monologue ever. California. Tickets to the show. Fame.
I know you won't do it, so go (bad word) yourself.