Comedy and entertainment titans Steve Martin and Martin Short have delighted fans for decades with their organic comedic chemistry across television, film, and live performances. Martin and Short first appeared together as co-stars with Chevy Chase in Three Amigos!, and their creative partnership has since blossomed across countless notable projects. The duo received three Primetime Emmy nominations for their Netflix special, An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. They have also collaborated on several national live comedy tours: A Very Stupid Conversation, The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment, You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today!, and Dukes of Funnytown. Martin and Short’s must-watch Hulu comedy series with Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building, has garnered another 3 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, 2 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award nomination, and a Peabody Award nomination.
Captivating new and lifelong fans alike, Steve Martin and Martin Short turn any engagement into a once-in-a-lifetime comedic experience. Martin and Short bring audiences closer than ever to the inner lives and comedic genius of two funny men. These legends blend comedy, music, and the stories of their lives in dynamic live events that will inspire, uplift, and entertain every audience.
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Beloved entertainer Steve Martin is an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician. The multi-hyphenate creative rose to prominence on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969). He has since delighted audience on screens through his standup on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and NBC’s Saturday Night Live alongside his iconic films: Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story, Father of the Bride, Pink Panther, and many more. Also an accomplished musician, Martin has composed multiple award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass albums. 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.
Martin’s Netflix special with Martin Short, An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life, received four Emmy nominations. Their tours, Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t, and The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment, were smashing successes showcasing Martin’s creative versatility. Martin and Short also star together in Hulu’s must-watch comedy series, Only Murders in the Building.
For his multi-medium work, Martin has won an Academy Award, five Grammy awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor. He has been welcomed to speak by hosts such as the Getty Research Institute, Center Stage Entertainment, the New Yorker Festival, and more. Audiences flock to Martin’s melodic performances, warm stage presence, and indelible humor.
Martin Short is a beloved Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer, and writer. Short has won fans and accolades in television, film, and theater since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live. Initially a professional stage actor, Short first appeared in a Toronto production of Godspell. He then joined The Second City improv company, making his Emmy-winning television debut on the Second City Television Network before joining Saturday Night Live as up-and-coming talent. Short made his film debut in Three Amigos!, a success followed with roles in globally-renowned films such as Clifford, Madagascar 3, Frankenweenie, and the Father of the Bride series, among others. Short has won a Tony award, Theatre World Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for his work on Broadway in shows such as Little Me, The Goodbye Girl, and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.
Short’s Netflix special with Steve Martin, An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life, received 4 Emmy nominations. Their tours, Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t, and The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment, were smashing successes reflecting Short’s ability to connect with audiences worldwide. Martin and Short also star together in Hulu’s must-watch comedy series, Only Murders in the Building.
Short has been awarded the Order of Canada, a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame, and a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award from the Governor-General of Canada. Short’s memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, was a New York Times bestseller. A legendary performer with decades of blockbuster projects under his belt, Short speaks to a life of perseverance, dedication, and humor.
Interactive: 'Three Amigos!' Live
Iconic comedy duo Steve Martin and Martin Short remember the film that ignited their friendship, Three Amigos!, while engaging audiences with an interactive element: bringing in a third amigo to step in for Chevy Chase. Short sings, Martin plays the banjo, and a participant of the host’s choice joins them on stage. The perfect program to kick off, headline, or a conference with a blockbuster ending, Martin and Short honor their comedic legacy with this retrospective on positivity, creativity, and uproarious humor.
The Steve Martin & Martin Short Variety Show
Join comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short as they bring their beloved act to the corporate event space. Oscillating between silly songs and earnest discussions, Martin and Short bring events to life with their innovative variety show. The dynamic duo combines improvisation, musical numbers, and entertaining discussions of their life’s work to delight audiences of all kinds.
Moderated Q&A: The Creative Power of Friendship
Remembering their experiences spanning film, television, and multiple successful comedy tours, entertainment icons Steve Martin and Martin Short deliver an evening of singing, laughing, and earnest conversation regarding their lives and careers. Join Martin and Short for an unforgettable, behind-the-scenes look at the award-winning collaborations of two beloved geniuses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on “Saturday Night Live” over 30 years ago.
Short won his first Emmy in 1982 while working on Canada’s SCTV Comedy Network, which brought him to the attention of the producers of “SNL.” He became an “SNL” fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and “legendary songwriter” Irving Cohen.
His popularity and exposure on “SNL” led Short to cross over quickly into feature films. He made his debut in “Three Amigos” and followed with “Innerspace,” “Three Fugitives,” “Clifford,” “Pure Luck” and “Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks.” One of Short’s most memorable roles was in the remake of “Father of the Bride” as Franck the wedding planner, a role he reprised a few years later in “Father of the Bride Part II.” Short lent his voice to the animated film “Madagascar 3” and Tim Burton’s Oscar-nominated “Frankenweenie.”
An accomplished stage actor, Short won a Tony, Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in the revival of “Little Me.” He was also nominated for a Tony and took home an Outer Critics Circle Award for the musical version of Neil Simon’s “The Goodbye Girl.” Short co-wrote and starred in “Fame Becomes Me,” prompting The New York Times to describe Short as “a natural for live musicals, a limber singer and dancer who exudes a fiery energy that makes you want to reach for your sunglasses.” Short most recently appeared on Broadway in Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play.”
A two-time primetime Emmy winner and multi-nominated for both primetime and daytime Emmys, Short returned to television in 1998 for the miniseries “Merlin” and host of “The Martin Short Show.” In 2001, he launched the popular comedy “Primetime Glick and in 2010 received critical acclaim for his role in FX’s drama series “Damages.”
Short has also returned to “SNL” as host four times, most recently co-hosting with Steve Martin in December, and performed in the series’ landmark 40th anniversary special in February 2015. Other recent television credits include “Big Mouth”, “The Morning Show”, “Hairspray Live!” “Maya & Marty,” “Mulaney,” “How I Met Your Mother” and the critically acclaimed PBS series “Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That.”
Short’s New York Times bestselling memoir, “I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend,” was published in 2014.
In 1994, Short was awarded the Order of Canada — the Canadian equivalent to British knighthood. He was also inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in June 2000. In 2017, he received a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award from the Governor-General of Canada.
Short’s 2018 Netflix special with Steve Martin titled “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” received 4 Emmy nominations in 2018. In 2019, Short and Martin launched the “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” tour, which visited major venues across the U.S. and Australia for the first time and launched a new comedy tour in 2020 called “The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment.” The duo is currently on their tour, “You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today!”
Martin and Short also star together in Hulu’s most-watched comedy series, Only Murders in the Building. Selena Gomez co-stars in the series, which was co-created by Martin and John Hoffman (“Grace & Frankie”), who served as executive producers along with Gomez, “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman, Rhode Island Ave’s Jess Rosenthal and Short.