Q&A: Steve Martin, Martin Short on friendship and a new tour
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Martin and Martin Short are back on the road again for their new tour "Now You See Them, Soon You Won't ."
The two comedy legends spoke to The Associated Press recently about the tour, which kicks off its 2019 leg on Jan. 12 in Atlanta, their friendship and when they knew that roasting each other was OK.
NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese will direct a comedy special for Netflix on the beloved Canadian sketch comedy show "SCTV."
Netflix on Thursday announced the untitled project that will reunite many of the stars of the 1976-1984 show. Former cast mates Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty and Andrea Martin will reassemble at Toronto's Elgin Theatre on May 13 for an event moderated by Jimmy Kimmel, to be documented by Scorsese.
Today's top celebrity birthdays list (March 26, 2018)
Celebrities Martin Short and Keira Knightley share a birthday today. Check out our slideshow of other famous people with birthdays on March 26, 2018 and find out a fun fact about each person. - 2018-03-26T10:41:12Z
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was late October 2017 and a packed house of VIPs had gathered at Washington's Kennedy Center to watch David Letterman receive the Mark Twain award for a career in comedy. A stream of comedians took the stage to sing Letterman's praises, and several couldn't resist taking good-natured shots at the crowd.
Martin Short deadpanned, "It says a lot about America when people from different white backgrounds can gather together like this."
Who doesn’t know that legendary ‘wild and crazy guy’ Steve Martin, an award-winning comic whose impressive resume also includes playwright, musician, actor and author? And what about comedic genius Ed Grimley, best known as Martin Short, equally revered not only for his work as a comic but as a Tony Award-winning Broadway actor, movie star and author. Together the two “Saturday Night Live” alumni, who first met as leads in the 1986 film classic “Three Amigos,” are serving up double doses of comedy with a side of bluegrass music by The Steep Canyon Rangers at the Bushnell in Hartford on Saturday, Feb. 17. “An Evening You Will Forget the Rest of Your Life” will include stand-up, film clips, music and just conversations about their lives in show business. The two recently traded quips, memories and promises in a phone conversation.
Martin Short and Steve Martin will perform "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life" at the Embassy Theatre at 8 p.m. May 18, the theater announced today.
Tickets at 98, 158 and $198 go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Embassy box office, ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Folk musicians, comedians fill Tanglewood summer schedule
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Iconic folk musicians and comedians have been added to the Tanglewood Popular Artists series for next summer.
The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Monday that Stephen Stills and Judy Collins are scheduled to perform their recent album "Everybody Knows" on June 17. The pair has had a friendship for 50 years.
Macy’s Parade, Mark Twain Prize and Marvel series top the week’s TV choices (videos)
Macy's Parade, Mark Twain Prize and Marvel series top the week's TV choices (videos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The week's viewing choices include a new Marvel series based on a comic book co-created by Brian K. Vaughan, who grew up in Rocky River and Westlake:
Steve Martin will return to the Orpheum Theatre May 19 and bring comedian Martin Short with him.
Tickets for the show will go on sale Nov. 17 at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, online at OrpheumLive.com or by calling 1-800-514-3849.
Five-time Grammy Award winning bluegrass musician, Academy Award winning actor and acclaimed comedian Steve Martin is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
Steve Martin will be joined by film actor, Broadway star and Emmy Award winner Martin Short at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 for "An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life."
TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize
Actor and comedian Jerry Lewis, recipient of a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and a Chevalier, Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur, France, was a star of such magnitude that it may be hard for today’s youth to comprehend the fame he commanded in his day.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — OK, folks, there's a dark cloud hanging over sports, a pressing issue that can't go unchallenged.
No, we're not talking about corrupt officials or doped-up athletes.
It's not every day you get to meet your hero, and if you do get the chance, there's no guarantee the experience will be positive.
Kaden Hopkins, a 13-year-old in Wayne, knew that and was happy to just be in a room with his, but it turned out better than he could have expected.
On the final night of the Great American Comedy Festival, comedian Martin Short headlined the annual gala and he was the man Kaden planned to see.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diane Keaton is such a special entertainer that even normally reclusive Woody Allen is appearing in a televised tribute to her.
Allen is among those honoring the actress in the American Film Institute's presentation of its 45th Life Achievement Award. The AFI's "Tribute to Diane Keaton" will premiere Thursday night on TNT.
Martin Short strips down at environmental comedy benefit
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Martin Short stripped down to a nude bodysuit to perform a musical number and became a human bagpipe in the hands of a large, kilt-wearing man — all for the sake of the environment.
Smart Rating: 31.69Series span: 10/5/2014 - 2/15/2015Starring: John Mulaney, Martin Short, Nasim PedradJohn Mulaney, a stand-up comic searching for his big break, experiences drastic life changes when narcissistic comedy legend and game-show host Lou Cannon hires him as a writer. While the job is everything John was searching for, Lou proves to be a nightmare to work for. John must handle the stress of his new job and the guilt he feels over not being able to be there for his best friends and roommates, a tightly wound personal trainer named Jane, and Motif, a powerhouse comic. Rounding out the people in John's life are Andre, a trust-fund baby who seems to show up at the worst possible moments, and his neighbor Oscar, who often serves as an oracle of sound advice.
All the rage: So much comedy comes from rage and outrage, which makes Nate Bargatze a special talent. The Tennessee native pulls from repeated states of being flummoxed by the world around him, either as a young drinker or an anxious father. His comedy albums are among the best of the past 10 years, full of sidesplitting humor delivered with brilliant understatement. 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:45 Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 Sunday at the Improv, 7620 Katy Freeway; $20; 713-333-8800, improv.com.
Jokes not politics when Steve Martin, Martin Short team up
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short are gearing up for a national tour, offering a show with plenty of jokes and music — but precious little politics.
The duo say they'll be stepping gingerly around the topic of Donald Trump and the election during their "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life" tour, which launches Friday in Sarasota, Florida.
The Academy Ball returns amid glamour, merriment -- and a saucy Martin Short
By Peter Dobrin, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
Like a chord that took an entire year to resolve, the Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball returned Saturday night.
A bright, major chord it was. And accompanying it was not a single flake of snow.
Canadian ‘SNL’ and ‘SCTV’ alum Tony Rosato dies at age 62
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian actor Tony Rosato has died at age 62.
He was a veteran of comedy shows including "Saturday Night Live" and Canada's homegrown "SCTV."
Rosato's former agent Larry Goldhar has confirmed that Rosato died Tuesday. Goldhar says an autopsy is being done.
You can’t stop the beat with ‘Hairspray Live!’ telecast
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — In the steadily escalating battle of the TV musicals, NBC's "Hairspray Live!" is the most ambitious contender yet.
It's got a deep bench of stars, including Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Martin Short. It boasts strong themes of racial equality, tolerance and self-acceptance. And it has the outsized, joyful talents of Harvey Fierstein as writer and actor, reprising his Tony Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad.
Comedian Andrea Martin joins ‘Hairspray Live!’ cast
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Martin has jumped aboard the cast of NBC's "Hairspray Live!" to play the mother of pop star Ariana Grande.
The Tony- and Emmy-winning comedian will join a lineup that also includes Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Martin Short, Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell. It airs Dec. 7.
NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’ adds Sean Hayes, Rosie O’Donnell
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.
"HAIRSPRAY" PLUS TWO
Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell are joining the cast of NBC's "Hairspray Live!"
Hayes will take on the role of dress shop owner Mr. Pinky, while O'Donnell will play a tough gym teacher in the production set to air in December, the network...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell are joining the cast of NBC's "Hairspray Live!"
Hayes will take on the role of dress shop owner Mr. Pinky, while O'Donnell will play a tough gym teacher in the production set to air in December, the network said Tuesday.
They join a cast that represents a "slew" of Oscar, Emmy and Tony award winners, said Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman. That includes Harvey Fierstein, reprising his Tony...
NEW YORK (AP) — There's no denying: The age of TV variety that found viewers flocking week after week to the likes of "Ed Sullivan" and "Carol Burnett" is long over.
But insistent reports of variety's death have been exaggerated. The latest evidence: "Maya & Marty" .
Starring Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, this NBC music-and-comedy series completes its limited run Tuesday at 10 p.m. EDT. Along...