Sunday, November 9, 2014
7:30pm (reception, 6:00-7:00pm)

Martin Short
in conversation with Steve Martin

I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend

The Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203

Video will be posted in the week after.
$27 General Admission
$50 Reserved Seats* + Martin Short’s memoir 
$95 Premium Seats* + Reception (6-7:00pm) + Martin Short’s memoir —
(All tickets include $2 Alex Theatre restoration  facility fee.
Proceeds from the reception support the Live Talks LA “Newer Voices” series.”)
*At check in, you will get a ticket that gives you access to a seats in the reserved block of seats based on ticket type purchased.
A book signing follows the event.

Martin Short, is an Emmy and Tony award-winning Canadian-born actor and comic, adored for his work on SCTV and Saturday Night Live, as well as such great comic movies as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride, not to mention dozens of memorable talk show, prime-time, and theatrical appearances, from Damages to his one-man Broadway hit Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. 

In his memoir, I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funny men.

His memoir is rich, hilarious, and occasionally a heart breaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to Saturday Night Live and memorable roles in movies such as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride. He reveals how he created his most indelible comedic characters, among them the manic man-child Ed Grimley, the slimy corporate lawyer Nathan Thurm, and the bizarrely insensitive interviewer Jiminy Glick. Throughout, Short freely shares the spotlight with friends, colleagues, and collaborators, including Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Gilda Radner, Mel Brooks, Nora Ephron, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Shaffer, and David Letterman.

But there is another side to Short’s life that he has long kept private. He lost his eldest brother and both of his parents by the time he turned twenty, and, more recently, he lost his wife of thirty years to cancer. In I Must Say, Short talks for the first time about the pain that these losses inflicted and the upbeat life philosophy that has kept him resilient and carried him through.

We welcome Steve Martin back to Live Talks Los Angeles. He interviewed Tina Fey when her book Bossypants was released. Here’s the video.  As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician, Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. With a list of credits too numerous to mention, Martin has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history—appearing in more than 50 films over the course of his career.  As a compadre of Martin Short’s in The Three Amigos, he’s the perfect person to lead this conversation. Visit his website for information on upcoming concert dates with The Steep Canyon Rangers and Eddie Brickell.