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Martin Short

Iconic Comedian, Actor & Writer

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 Martin Short Biography

Martin Short is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, singer and writer. 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 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. In 2018, he released a special Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life on Netflix.

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.

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I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend

I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend

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  • Review: Short, Martin have true comedic chemistry

    A familiar voice introduced the first headliner at Pinewood Bowl on a brisk September Sunday: "One of the greatest entertainers in the world, Steve ... me!" A night of faux celebrity bravado followed for a contractually obligated hour and 51 beneath the stars as Steve Martin and Martin Short traded barbs and stage time. And it ended with "The Voice" finalist Hannah Huston bringing out two...

  • Who Is Marketing Genius Merv on ‘Modern Family’? That’s Martin Short

    In the Modern Family episode 'Blindsided', while Luke and Manny (Rico Rodriguez) both run for class president and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) proves he’ll do anything to keep his star football player from leaving, Phil (Ty Burrell) tries to help his daughter Haley (Sarah Hyland) with her promotion business. Ty introduces Haley to a marketing genius named Merv Schechter.

  • Martin Short on book "Life As a Humble Comedy Legend" and show ...

    Actor Martin Short calls himself a "humble comedy legend." It has been a busy few months for the versatile funnyman -- he's released a new book and has ...

  • Martin Short Nears Deal for NBC's Lorne Michaels Comedy

    Martin Short is poised to turn game show host for NBC. The Emmy winner and former Saturday Night Live castmember is wrapping up a negotiation to join the ...

  • Martin Short Is Hollywood's Most Beloved Comedian—Here's Why ...

    The comedian has never carried a movie or anchored a sitcom—but his iconic oddball characters endure in the American pantheon of funnies, says David ...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Martin Short for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Martin Short, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Martin Short or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Martin Short?

    Booking fees for Martin Short, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Martin Short, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Martin Short?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Martin Short for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Martin Short for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Martin Short or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Martin Short or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Martin Short

Iconic Comedian, Actor & Writer

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Martin Short Biography

Martin Short is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, singer and writer. 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 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. In 2018, he released a special Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life on Netflix.

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.

Martin Short Videos

  • Steve Martin and Martin Short - Favorite Tonight Show Moments
    Steve Martin and Martin Short playfully tease Jimmy as they chat about what they love about touring Now You See Them, Soon You Won't together and...
  • Martin Short: I, Martin Short, Goes Washington - YouTube
  • An Interview with Martin Short

Martin Short Books

FAQs on booking Martin Short

  • How to book Martin Short?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Martin Short for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Martin Short, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Martin Short or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Martin Short?

    Booking fees for Martin Short, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Martin Short, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Martin Short?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Martin Short for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Martin Short for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Martin Short or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Martin Short or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Martin Short is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Martin Short for your event is available upon request. Martin Short generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Steve Martin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader and Nick Offerman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Martin Short for an upcoming event.

Martin Short Speaker Videos

  • Steve Martin and Martin Short - Favorite Tonight Show Moments
    Steve Martin and Martin Short playfully tease Jimmy as they chat about what they love about touring Now You See Them, Soon You Won't together and share a "greatest moments" montage they created for...
    Martin Short: I, Martin Short, Goes Washington - YouTube
  • An Interview with Martin Short
    Martin Short honors Steve Martin at the 2013 Governors Awards ...

Martin Short News

  • Review: Short, Martin have true comedic chemistry

    A familiar voice introduced the first headliner at Pinewood Bowl on a brisk September Sunday: "One of the greatest entertainers in the world, Steve ... me!" A night of faux celebrity bravado followed for a contractually obligated hour and 51 beneath the stars as Steve Martin and Martin Short traded barbs and stage time. And it ended with "The Voice" finalist Hannah Huston bringing out two...

  • Who Is Marketing Genius Merv on ‘Modern Family’? That’s Martin Short

    In the Modern Family episode 'Blindsided', while Luke and Manny (Rico Rodriguez) both run for class president and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) proves he’ll do anything to keep his star football player from leaving, Phil (Ty Burrell) tries to help his daughter Haley (Sarah Hyland) with her promotion business. Ty introduces Haley to a marketing genius named Merv Schechter.

  • Martin Short on book "Life As a Humble Comedy Legend" and show ...

    Actor Martin Short calls himself a "humble comedy legend." It has been a busy few months for the versatile funnyman -- he's released a new book and has ...

  • Martin Short Nears Deal for NBC's Lorne Michaels Comedy

    Martin Short is poised to turn game show host for NBC. The Emmy winner and former Saturday Night Live castmember is wrapping up a negotiation to join the ...

  • Martin Short Is Hollywood's Most Beloved Comedian—Here's Why ...

    The comedian has never carried a movie or anchored a sitcom—but his iconic oddball characters endure in the American pantheon of funnies, says David ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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