Comedy icons Steve Martin and Martin Short will share the stage for a one-night only performance of their comedy show “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m.
The duo will also be joined by the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Aug. 19, on Ticketmaster.com and Smartfinancialcentre.net.
“Steve Martin and Martin Short continue to deliver incomparable entertainment for all audiences,” said Randy Bloom, General Manager of the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. “Their natural comedic flair and expert delivery will appeal to Baby Boomers who watched the pair on ‘Saturday Night Live’ to Millennials discovering their comedy for the first time.”
Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs as Martin and Short recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented through a blend of conversation, banter, singing and banjo playing.
Martin is one of the most acclaimed and beloved talents in entertainment. His work has earned numerous honors including an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics including: The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story, and Father of the Bride. As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel An Object of Beauty; the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile; a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel; a best-selling novella, Shopgirl; and his memoir Born Standing Up. Martin is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. His latest play, Meteor Shower debuts at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater this August.
Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, Martin released his third full-length album called Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You, won a Grammy for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired the Broadway musical Bright Star. Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and also received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Martin and Brickell’s second album together, So Familiar, was released on Rounder Records last October, featuring 12 remarkable new songs that bring the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory.
Short is a beloved comedian and actor, whose career spans television, film and theater. Since his breakout performances on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”, Short has become a household name with roles in feature films including the science fiction comedy Innerspace, Three Amigos, and as the quirky wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer, in the Father of the Bride series. He has also delighted audiences in Broadway performances including his 2006 revue Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and the 1998 revival of Neil Simon’s Little Me. Short has earned two Emmy awards for his writing in “SCTV Network 90”, as well as his involvement in the 2014 “AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks.” He is also recognized for his performances in several television series, including “Damages”, “Primetime Glick”, “Merlin” and “SCTV Network 90.” Short also starred opposite Maya Rudolph in NBC’s comedy show “Maya & Marty” that ran this summer.
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land will hold its grand opening in January with performances by Jerry Seinfeld on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., followed by a performance by Don Henley on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.smartfinancialcentre.net.