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Martin Short

5 out of 5

Iconic Comedian, Actor & Writer

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 Martin Short Biography

Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live over 30 years ago.

Short won his first Emmy in 1982 while working on Canada’s SCTV Comedy Network, which brought him to the attention of the producers of SNL. He became an SNL fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and “legendary songwriter” Irving Cohen. His popularity and exposure on SNL led Short to cross over quickly into feature films. He made his debut in Three Amigos and followed with Innerspace, Three Fugitives, Clifford, Pure Luck and Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks. One of Short’s most memorable roles was in the remake of Father of the Bride as Franck the wedding planner, a role he reprised a few years later in Father of the Bride Part II.

Short lent his voice to the animated film Madagascar 3 and Tim Burton’s Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie. An accomplished stage actor, Short won a Tony, Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in the revival of Little Me.

He was also nominated for a Tony and took home an Outer Critics Circle Award for the musical version of Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl. Short co-wrote and starred in Fame Becomes Me, prompting The New York Times to describe Short as “a natural for live musicals, a limber singer and dancer who exudes a fiery energy that makes you want to reach for your sunglasses.”A two-time primetime Emmy winner and multi-nominated for both primetime and daytime Emmys, Short returned to television in 1998 for the miniseries Merlin and host of The Martin Short Show. In 2001, he launched the popular comedy Primetime Glick and in 2010 received critical acclaim for his role in FX’s drama series Damages. Short has also returned to SNL as host multiple times, and performed in the series’ landmark 40th anniversary special in February 2015. Other recent television credits include Mulaney, How I Met Your Mother and the critically acclaimed PBS series Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That.

Short co-stared with Maya Rudolph on his new weekly NBC variety show series Maya and Marty in Manhattan . Short’s New York Times bestselling memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, was published in 2014.

In 1994, Short was awarded the Order of Canada — the Canadian equivalent to British knighthood. He was also inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in June 2000.

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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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  • 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.
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Martin Short

5 out of 5

Iconic Comedian, Actor & Writer

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Martin Short Biography

Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live over 30 years ago.

Short won his first Emmy in 1982 while working on Canada’s SCTV Comedy Network, which brought him to the attention of the producers of SNL. He became an SNL fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and “legendary songwriter” Irving Cohen. His popularity and exposure on SNL led Short to cross over quickly into feature films. He made his debut in Three Amigos and followed with Innerspace, Three Fugitives, Clifford, Pure Luck and Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks. One of Short’s most memorable roles was in the remake of Father of the Bride as Franck the wedding planner, a role he reprised a few years later in Father of the Bride Part II.

Short lent his voice to the animated film Madagascar 3 and Tim Burton’s Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie. An accomplished stage actor, Short won a Tony, Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in the revival of Little Me.

He was also nominated for a Tony and took home an Outer Critics Circle Award for the musical version of Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl. Short co-wrote and starred in Fame Becomes Me, prompting The New York Times to describe Short as “a natural for live musicals, a limber singer and dancer who exudes a fiery energy that makes you want to reach for your sunglasses.”A two-time primetime Emmy winner and multi-nominated for both primetime and daytime Emmys, Short returned to television in 1998 for the miniseries Merlin and host of The Martin Short Show. In 2001, he launched the popular comedy Primetime Glick and in 2010 received critical acclaim for his role in FX’s drama series Damages. Short has also returned to SNL as host multiple times, and performed in the series’ landmark 40th anniversary special in February 2015. Other recent television credits include Mulaney, How I Met Your Mother and the critically acclaimed PBS series Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That.

Short co-stared with Maya Rudolph on his new weekly NBC variety show series Maya and Marty in Manhattan . Short’s New York Times bestselling memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, was published in 2014.

In 1994, Short was awarded the Order of Canada — the Canadian equivalent to British knighthood. He was also inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in June 2000.

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, Ken Jeong and Bill Hader. 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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