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I Must Say

My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend

I Must Say( )
Author: Short, Martin
ISBN:978-0-06-230953-2
Publication Date:Nov 2014
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format:Ebook
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In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the “comedian’s comedian.”

Short takes the reader on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the...
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Short, Martin (Author)


Martin Hayter Short was born on March 26, 1950 in Canada. He is most known for his comedy, especially on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has also been in many films including: Three Amigos, Innerspace, Father of the Bride, Pure Luck, Father of the Bride Part II, Mars Attacks!, and Jungle 2 Jungle.

Short graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Social Work. He hoped for a career in social work but became interested in acting when he was cast in a Toronto production of Godspell. Also in the cast were Gilda Radner and Dave Thomas. Soon thereafter, he was cast in several T.V. shows and plays. He starred in the U.S. sitcom The Associates. Short started to pursue comedy and joined the improvisation group The Second City in Alberta in 1977. The group produced a show for T.V. called Second City Television or SCTV, which ran for many years in Canada and then the U.S. He then joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for the 1984-1985 season. His many characters helped revive the show.

There were three television shows called The Martin Short Show, including a sitcom, The Martin Short Show, The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show, and a talk show called The Martin Short Show. He has earned several awards throughout his career including a Nelly Award for Outstanding Writing, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical - Little Me. Short's title, I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend, co-written with David Kemp became a New York Times bestseller in 2015.

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