Sep 18

STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Steve Martin/Martin Short
September 18, 2020 | Friday
8:00 PM
Steve Martin/Martin Short

Steve Martin and Martin Short have announced 15 additional dates will be added to their 2020 tour "The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment."  Visiting major venues nationwide from July through September 2020, the dates include Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY; CMAC in Canandaigua, NY; and two nights at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA (full routing below).  Select dates will feature special guests including Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers; renowned jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko; singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Shaffer; Grammy Award-winning musician Alison Brown, and bluegrass band Della Mae. 

Steve Martin and Martin Short’s “The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment” with very special guests Paul Shaffer and Della Mae with Alison Brown will perform at Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Friday September 18.  Tickets go on sale Friday February 21 at 10am at LiveNation.com.  For complete details and ticket information, please visit stevemartin.com/stevemartin/tour.html.

 "Marty and I love touring, especially while we can still tolerate each other," said Martin.  

"There are few people that I truly admire," said Short "And Steve Martin is very close to being one of them."

The Funniest Show in Town at The Moment is a show that redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century.  Their humor is often subversive, but it is always a joyous self-deprecating romp from two comedy masters driven to make each other laugh as much as the audience. The jokes come at you at a rapid-fire pace with little set-up and big punch lines as they mock Hollywood and the fickle nature of celebrity, but the comedy truly soars when they lovingly (and relentlessly) roast each other.  

In March, Martin and Short will bring the tour to audiences in the UK and Ireland for the first time, with shows at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on March 9th; 3Arena in Dublin on March 11th; SSE Arena in Belfast on March 12th; and two nights at Royal Albert Hall in London on March 14th and 15th.

The 2020 tour follows Martin and Short's celebrated sold-out tour An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, which was filmed for a Netflix special that earned rave reviews and garnered four Emmy® nominations.  Fueled by comedic precision and anchored in a lifelong friendship, Rolling Stone called the special "wryly hip but unexpectedly touching," with the New York Times describing it "gleeful and satisfying."

Martin and Short's chemistry and timing on stage reflects a friendship forged over three decades which developed when they met for the first time on the set of the 1986 film "Three Amigos."  These two titans of comedy have been touring together since 2015, when they launched their first live show entitled "A Very Stupid Conversation"