Beloved comic actor, TV personality and stand-up Martin Short brings his scintillating one-man show to the stage. Accompanied by his equally famous alter egos – super nerd Ed Grimley and celebrity interviewer Jiminy Glick – this man of many faces casts a sharp, satirical eye over contemporary America. Treat yourself to an evening of sparkling humour by grabbing some Martin Short tickets at StubHub.
A comic history
Born in Ontario, Martin Short first made his name on the Canadian sketch show SCTV, where he dazzled audiences with a slew of colourful comical personas, including Ed Grimley, who would become an enduring fan favourite. From there it was a short jump to superstardom on Saturday Night Live. After helping to revive the show's flagging ratings, Short starred in a stream of TV specials and series. Never one to settle into a rut, Short embraces the full variety of showbiz, and his television work reflects the breadth of his talents. Besides sketch shows, he has appeared in sitcoms and talk shows, including a primetime vehicle for Jiminy Glick, another of his enduring comic creations. In 2012 he served as a judge on Canada's Got Talent. During the 1990s, he rediscovered his love of the theatre, earning an Outer Critics Circle Award for his appearance in the musical of Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl and a Tony for Little Me. In 2006 he debuted his first one-man show, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, which mixed new material with sketches drawn from his thirty-year career.
Martin Short on film
For audiences outside the United States and Canada, Martin Short is probably best known as an actor. One of his most memorable roles was as the haplessly innocent Ned Nederlander in the 1986 comedy western Three Amigos!, in which he co-starred with Chevy Chase and Steve Martin. He also won particular praise from critics for his hilarious supporting role as a libidinous Presidential aide (so blinded by lust that he lets a murderous female alien into the White House) in Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!. Over the years Short has continued to be a prolific comic actor in shows like How I Met Your Mother and Mulaney, as well as providing voices for animated movies such as Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. Meanwhile, in 2010 he had a chance to prove that he was equally adept at more serious dramatic parts when he took on the role of shady attorney Leonard Winstone in the acclaimed legal drama Damages.