Watch Trailer for Season 11 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Just like the breezy rides that the series takes us through while Jerry Seinfeld and his guest hang out for the most successful version of comedians having coffee, we have coasted on to season 11 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (that’s 2 more than Seinfeld FYI).
Per usual, Jerry has stacked line-up of guests including Eddie Murphy, Melissa Villaseñor, and Martin Short and, as far as we can see, Jerry’s winning formula here will keep going as long as he wants.
See it for yourself in this season’s trailer here.
Steve Martin and Martin Short’s An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life Makes Busting Balls a Classy Affair
For an hour special of Steve Martin and Martin Short together, you’d expect roast jokes of celebrities, splashes of absurdity, Jiminy Glick, an air of distinction (only to be undercut by something abject silliness), musical numbers, and, of course, bluegrass.
An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life, the comedy special from Martin and Short now streaming on Netflix delivers on those expectations, but also highlights the friendship between the two comedy titans. Busting chops, balls, etc. between comedians has been a long held practice and form of bonding and here, in this special, Steve and Martin do the snazziest version of that. In fact, the opening of the special is purely them taking turns explicitly throwing shade at each other tit-for-tat.
As far as we can recall, this might be one of the classiest showcases of one-upsmanship in comedy and a great reminder of why Steve Martin and Martin Short have been held in such high esteem for decades.
You can see it all for yourself as An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life is now streaming on Netflix.
Trailer for Steve Martin and Martin Short’s Netflix Special Shows the Duo Trying to Mischievously One Up Each Other
Two comedy legends like Steve Martin and Martin Short sharing the stage like they never have before might be hard to imagine since both are beloved comedy superstars and have been so for decades.
Having both stars collide, as seen in this trailer, seems like a fun back-and-forth challenging each other as if they were hanging out at an intimate club, except they are in a massive theater.
Also, Jiminy Glick will be making a cameo as a great bonus for Martin and Short’s An Evening You Will Forget for The Rest of Your Life.
Look for the special to drop on Netflix in a week on Friday, May 25th.
Well, not much to elaborate on other than comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short will be playing the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on July 20th as part of their tour (that will culminate in a Netflix special).
Tickets are on sale now and are going for $55-$100. Get them here quick before they sell out.
The rest of our listings for comedy shows, events, screenings, open mics, maps, and more can be found at www.thecomedybureau.com.
Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis Will Reprise Their Famous Role as the McKenzie Brothers from Strange Brew for Benefit for Thomas’ Family Member and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
“Maya and Marty” Premiere Tonight on NBC
Tonight, NBC moves forward in expanding its variety show line-up with Maya and Marty. Unlike SNL, it has two permanent hosts in Maya Rudolph and Martin Short and will very likely feature way more musical numbers.
For all of the iterations that this show has gone through in order to premiere tonight (i.e. a special with just Maya to a variety show headlined by just Maya), you should check the series premiere out to see what NBC has come up with.
Oh yeah, the pairing of the accomplished comedy stars that can sing and dance, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, is definitely worth catching as well.
Maya and Marty premieres at 10PM on NBC.
Maya Rudolph and Martin Short’s Variety Show Called “Maya and Martin in Manhattan”, Premieres on May 31st and Will Have Kenan Thompson on Board
So, NFL Sunday is to Monday Night Football as Saturday Night Live will be to Maya and Martin in Manhattan on Tuesdays?
The live musical-comedy variety show that first starred with Maya Rudolph, but has since added Martin Short to share top billing and, recently, SNL’s Kenan Thompson finally has a name and a premiere date. Maya and Martin in Manhattan, which will undoubtedly be abbreviated to MAMIM, or maybe even MMM, will premiere on NBC on Tuesday May 31st at 10PM.
We suspect that it’ll be way more musical than SNL given Short and Rudolph’s penchant for funny musical numbers, but we’ll have to wait over two months to find out for sure.
That Variety Show with Maya Rudolph and Martin Short Has a Greenlight at NBC
Did it take the success of a few live TV musicals to convince executives they should finally pull the trigger on this one?
Talk of a variety show fronted by Maya Rudolph at NBC, then later sharing top billing with Martin Short, have been around for years now. In fact, Rudolph already did a solid one-off special as a sort of proof-of-concept of the show. Yet, movement on the show from where we’re standing looked minimal at best.
Finally, this variety show with two consummate all around comedic talents (sing, dance, be funny, etc.) is going to series starting sometime in May, probably right around when Saturday Night Live has its season finale.
Speaking of which, we’re really anxious to see how a Maya and Martin variety show will fit in NBC’s comedy slate along side SNL.
2016 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival Makes Early Line-Up Announcement
Martin Short, Maria Bamford, Ron Funches, and James Adomian are just the tip of the tip of the iceberg in next year’s Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, taking place from Apr. 20th-23rd.
The tip of that line-up includes:
Goddamn Comedy Jam
Josh Adam Meyers
Piff the Magic Dragon
Apparently, that’s just for starters for this annual Austin, TX comedy festival meaning that there’s way more to be announced, hopefully soon.
You can get early bird passes ranging from $99-$499 right now and we’re going to guess that they’re not going to be around for long.
Looks Like Martin Short Will Be Co-Hosting Maya Rudolph’s NBC Variety Show
(via TV Line)
For those of you hoping, praying, having your fingers crossed, etc. in the hopes that Maya Rudolph’s variety special would indeed turn into a full fledged series, it would seem that you could take a break.
Maya Rudolph hosted a variety special last year that was being thrown into consideration into being picked up for a series at NBC. After the premiere, progress for the series was kept quiet, but it turns out that it’s not only alive and well, but it might get the likes of Martin Short as a co-host who will be sharing top billing with Maya.
If this keeps going forward into a weekly series, we’re curious if it’ll take the months that SNL takes off or run concurrently with it. Either way, Rudolph and Short doing big, funny musical numbers should be fun and will probably be a big hit online.
Martin Short Sings A Song For David Letterman’s Funeral
There seems to be a theme here as this comes after Nathan Lane sung a song to Dave about being dead inside.
The tributes keep coming one by one for David Letterman as his final show on May 20th comes closer.
Martin Short knocks it out of the park as he usually does with a funny, but touching song that really could work at Dave’s funeral
Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Don Rickles Among Final Guests on Letterman
After over 3 decades on late night, David Letterman has 28 episodes left of The Late Show left concluding on May 20th and has made sure the last set of guests is a cavalcade of the show’s most memorable, big names.
Thus far, Letterman has “George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, The Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Mumford and Sons, Ralph Stanley and Amos Lee, and many more names to be announced in the coming weeks.” for his final few weeks at The Late Show.
We wouldn’t be surprised at all if Bill Murray was the final guest as he was Letterman’s very first guest.
Here’s The First Trailer For Kevin Pollak’s Documentary Exploration of What Drives People to Do Comedy, “Misery Loves Comedy”
Premiering and getting bought up at Sundance this year, Kevin Pollak’s Misery Loves Comedy attempts to get in the nitty gritty of what motivates some of the funniest people around to do comedy as a career.
Bob Saget, Tom Hanks, Jim Gaffigan, Jimmy Fallon, Marc Maron, Lewis Black, Larry David, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Martin Short, Matt Walsh, Christopher Guest, David Wain, Janeane Garafalo, Stephen Merchant, Chris Hardwick, Matthew Perry, Rob Delaney, Stephen Merchant, Jason Reitman, Lisa Kudrow, Jon Favreau, Andy Richter, James L. Brooks, Paul F. Tompkins, Wayne Federman, Scott Aukerman, Richard Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, Kumail Nanjiani, Dana Gould, Jim Jefferies, Andy Kindler, Greg Proops, Kathleen Madigan, Maria Bamford, Robert Smigel, Steve Coogan, Jake Johannsen, Jimmy Pardo, David Koechner, and more all chat with Pollak on this topic.
So, it might be worth checking out when it hits theaters.
The SNL 40th Anniversary Special Brings Back “Celebrity Jeopardy”, Got 23 Million People Watching, and Is Perfect Boost For SNL App
The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special was the gigantic, nostalgic whirlwind of a walk down Studio 8H that we were led to believe it was.
Cast members, hosts, writers, etc. from the show in 1975 until now were in attendance to pay homage to SNL not only as a show, but a cultural institution.
There was a big ol’ musical revue kicked off by Martin Short and Maya Rudolph as Beyonce, Weekend Update anchored by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Jane Curtin, a touching In Memoriam tribute (that also has a pretty great burn at the end), and rare glimpses into auditions of SNL cast members as well as some folks that should have been cast members like Stephen Colbert.
Also, SNL’s Celebrity Jeopardy lived once more, complete with Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery and Norm MacDonald as Burt Reynolds, and was every bit as glorious during its run in the late 90’s through the 2000s.
It should come as no surprise that this special scored a record 23 million viewers from last night (via Variety) and will probably have millions watching several of the clips over at Hulu and YouTube.
With all of the reminiscing of seasons past, it’s perfect timing on SNL’s part to push their SNL app that gives access to thousands of clips from the past 40 seasons.
If you didn’t catch the special last night, hopefully you’ll have today off to catch up.
SNL 40th Anniversary Will Bring Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin, Mike Myers, Norm MacDonald, Kristen Wiig, and More Together
On Sun. Feb. 15th at 8PM, Saturday Night Live will celebrate their 40 years on NBC. They made some quick announcements during the Super Bowl of who will be appearing on this special anniversary episode spanning the entire generations of SNL including:
Bill Murray, Kristen Wiig, Laraine Newman, Eddie Murphy, Norm MacDonald, Peyton Manning, Fred Armisen, Chris Rock, Dana Carvey, Will Ferrell Seth Meyers, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Garrett Morris, Amy Poehler, Steve Martin, Molly Shannon, Martin Short, Tom Hanks, Maya Rudolph, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis, David Spade, Paul Rudd, and Mike Myers.
There’s plenty of more names that were dropped and probably more to come.
We can’t even imagine what they’ll end up cutting for time.
Martin Short, Jerry Seinfeld, Miranda Sings, and Jimmy Fallon Play One of the Most Absurd Games of Pictionary
The game Pictionary is simple enough as it’s basically charades, but utilizing drawing rather than acting out. It’s also been a game for several years, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable that people playing it would be, at least, decent at guessing words and phrases from drawings.
However, the duos of Martin Short/Jimmy Fallon and Jerry Seinfeld/Miranda Sings made for one great, rare edition of Pictionary on The Tonight Show that might be one of the more ridiculous, outlandish games that has ever been played.
‘Mulaney’ Premieres Tonight on Fox
John Mulaney, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman, and Elliot Gould will all come together tonight as one of most highly anticipated sitcoms this season unveils its series premiere.
Make sure to catch Mulaney at 9:30PM on Fox tonight and DVR everything else.
Why Isn’t Martin Short Doing More Roasts?
Every time Martin Short has been on various late night talk shows over the years, he’s always got a killer zinger or a great story about some celebrity mishap and it makes us wonder why he isn’t on the dais on more roasts.
Conan O’Brien Does a Lot of Serious Jibber-Jabber with Martin Short
One of Conan O’Brien’s favorite comedians of all time is Martin Short and you can hear the fine details of why that is and both of their histories in comedy in this hour long conversation that Conan has with Short for Conan’s Serious Jibber Jabber web series.