Songs & Laughs: A Steve Martin Variety Show
Join iconic entertainer Steve Martin for a night of music, laughter, and joy. Beyond being a globally recognized comedian, Martin is a Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. Hosts can enjoy Martin’s solo show or invite the Steep Canyon Rangers to join him on stage. Martin brings both his skills as a musician and performer to this live variety show, perfect for connecting with large audiences.
Behind the Banjo: Get to Know Steve Martin
This moderated conversation offers an intimate look at the life and career of entertainment legend Steve Martin. Hear Martin’s story from his own perspective, enjoying both earnest anecdotes and unstoppable laughter along the way.
A Steve Martin Guest Appearance
Invite beloved entertainer Steve Martin for an appearance to your next event, sales conference, or award show. He presents awards and can offer short, customized messages celebrating an anniversary, honor, or any special occasion. A Martin drop-in appearance is the perfect opportunity to forge an unforgettable moment for lifelong fans.
Steve Martin & Martin Short: A Brief History of a Long and Storied Friendship
With wonderful on-stage chemistry, it is no surprise that iconic performers STEVE MARTIN and MARTIN SHORT have been real-life best friends for more than three decades. They first met in 1984 while filming The New Show by Lorne Michaels. Two years later, they bonded on set while filming Three Amigos!, playing scrabble together between takes. The Father of the Bride series took their shared hilarity to new heights, and their creative bond has produced comedy tours, films, and many Saturday Night Live appearances.
Martin and Short’s friendship is built on mutual respect. Of Martin, Short says, “Steve's best quality is who he is as a man. He's very moral, he's very loyal, very, very ethical. And this is beyond all that talent.” In the same interview, Martin describes Short: “He's kind of the perfect person. He's smart, he's funny… If he's coming to a dinner party, it's a better dinner party. If Marty can't come, you cancel the party.” The combined creative genius of these two entertainers is matched only by their endearing connection, an energy present in every performance.
The genius of Steve Martin and Martin Short is best experienced live
The genius of Steve Martin and Martin Short is best experienced live
STEVE MARTIN and MARTIN SHORT have been consistently delighting audiences for over three decades with their endlessly witty banter. Their talent in impromptu comedy garnered them a devoted fanbase through multiple Saturday Night Live Appearances, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, and many other late night comedy stages. Their live career began with the stage show A Very Stupid Conversation, which was followed by the wildly successful tours The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment, You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today!, and Dukes of Funnytown. Their authentic synchronicity is captured on screen in their Netflix special An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. From their first dual appearance to today, Martin and Short have only become funnier and more poignant both on screen and in their live events.
Another iconic Steve Martin and Martin Short production: ‘Only Murders in the Building’
Iconic actors and comedians STEVE MARTIN and MARTIN SHORT star in hilarious Hulu series Only Murders in the Building with Selena Gomez. In this must-watch show, the three stars find themselves in the middle of continuous murder mystery inverstigations. Blending true crime with irreverent comedy, Only Murders in the Building showcases Martin and Short’s natural on-stage chemistry alongside their unique yet complimentary senses of humor. With three Primetime Emmy Award wins, six Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, and seven Golden Globe nominations, the show is a clear success. Yet another thriving project for the longtime pair, audiences delight at the chance to see Martin and Short in their natural collaborative element.
Renaissance man Steve Martin popularizes bluegrass
A long-time leading man, STEVE MARTIN is a true Renaissance man for his diverse creative work spanning decades, genres, and mediums. An accomplished, boundary-pushing bluegrass composer and banjoist, Martin’s musical career kicked off with the release of his album Love Has Come for You with Edie Brickell. The album won a Grammy for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired their musical Bright Star, first staged at San Diego's Old Globe Theater and quickly transferring to Broadway with national acclaim. Martin’s creative flexibility showcases his authentic skill connecting with audiences.
Steve Martin leverages his success to boost other creatives in the bluegrass world. Martin gives back to the bluegrass community through his Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass in partnership with the FreshGrass Foundation. The prize awards standout banjoists for their mastery of Martin’s beloved instrument. From boosting the banjo’s popularity to supporting working banjoists, Martin has dedicated himself to uplifting musical communities by leveraging his own star power. Groups can engage Martin for an entertaining program – including both solo performances as well as events including his band, Steep Canyon Rangers – for an unforgettable experience.
Steve Martin delights at any venue
An A-list entertainment professional, STEVE MARTIN provides both star power and inspiration at his speaking engagements. He has provided comedic relief and sharp insights at large venues as The New Yorker Festival, Center Stage Entertainment, and the Getty Research Institute as well as intimate settings such as Guilford College’s Bryan Speaker Series. Martin balances hilarity, poignant storytelling, and even musical performances while sharing stories of his life and inspirations.
At Center Stage Entertainment, Martin sold out 2,500 seats. Center Stage Entertainment’s event planner said, “It was a great evening… I would not hesitate to recommend Steve.” Martin also sold out his Guilford College Bryan Series appearance, where he “enriched the educational and cultural experience for students, faculty and staff of the College and residents of Greensboro.” Martin is a consummate performer, ensuring each of his engagements is memorable, meaningful, and, most importantly, a lot of fun.
Steve Martin is one of the most well-known and pervasive talents in entertainment. His work has earned him an Academy Award®, five Grammy® awards, an Emmy®, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor.
Martin began his career on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Martin’s films are widely popular successes and are the kind of movies that are viewed again and again: The Jerk (1979), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Roxanne (1987), Parenthood (1989), L.A. Story (1991), Father of the Bride (1991), and Bowfinger (1999).
As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel An Object of Beauty, the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, a bestselling novella, Shopgirl, and his memoir Born Standing Up. His writing often appears in The New Yorker.
Steve Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, Steve Martin released his third full-length album called Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You, won a Grammy ® for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired their new musical Bright Star, which was first staged at San Diego's Old Globe Theater in 2014 and opened at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on December 17, 2015, followed by a Broadway premiere in 2016.
Martin and Brickell’s second album together So Familiar was released on Rounder Records in October. The album features 12 remarkable new songs that bring the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory.