Bill Murray: Actor, Comedian, and…Poetry Reader?


Open Culture has not one, not two, but three separate videos of Bill Murray performing at a poetry reading.

The poems he’s chosen are “Forgetfulness” by Billy Collins, “What We Miss” by Sarah Manguso, and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” by Cole Porter (technically a song, but same deal).

Check it out—it’s no less cool for being pretty much exactly what you expect.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →