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.
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."
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.
TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...