Hire or Book Martin Short
Martin Short’s host of hilarious impressions and his proven ability as a comedic chameleon first came to attention during his time on Second City Television (SCTV) and then on Saturday Night Live.
His characters soon became favorites on SNL, including oddball man-child Ed Grimley, albino entertainer Jackie Rogers, Jr. defense attorney Nathan Thurm, and aged songwriter Irving Cohen. He also was recognized for his impersonations of celebrities, notably Jerry Lewis and Katharine Hepburn.
SNL proved to be the springboard to a long career in film and TV. Short has landed plum comedic roles in theatrical releases such as Inner Space, Three Fugitives, Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks, Jungle 2 Jungle and The Big Picture.
Perhaps his most memorable role was that of the scene-stealing Franck, the wedding planner in Father of the Bride which he later reprised in Father of the Bride II.
Not limiting himself to acting, Short has also written, produced and starred in three Emmy and Cable Ace Award-winning comedy specials for television: Martin Short’s Concert for the North Americas for Showtime, I Martin Short, Goes Hollywood and The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show for NBC.
His daily one-hour talk/variety entertainment program, The Martin Short Show garnered seven Emmy nominations, two of which were for “Best Show” and “Best Host,” and he also took one of his most popular characters, Jiminy Glick, to the small screen in the TV series Primetime Glick.
Short has guest starred on several shows and received an Emmy Nomination for his role on FX’s Damages.
A veteran of the theater in Canada and on Broadway, Short has received accolades for his varied work on stage, earning a Tony Award nomination for the Broadway production of The Goodbye Girl.
He also won the Tony Award his work in the Neil Simon/Colemon Broadway production of Little Me and starred in Mel Brooks’ critically acclaimed The Producers with Jason Alexander. His own satirical Broadway show Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me won rave reviews as well.
Short’s incredible career has been recognized by the public and critics alike, and by his Canadian homeland. Short was awarded the “Order of Canada” (The Canadian equivalent to British Knighthood) for his contribution to Canadian culture.