Legendary comedians and writers Steve Martin and Martin Short are bringing their critically acclaimed Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t tour to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Special Events Center on Saturday, October 5th. Tickets ($79, $89, $109, and $139) go on sale Friday, June 14th at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 and online by clicking here.
Steve Martin and Martin Short: “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” Featuring Paul Shaffer and Della Mae with Alison Brown follows the duo’s An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life tour, which was adapted into an Emmy nominated Netflix special. Anchored in their lifelong friendship, the show’s humor is both subversive and self-deprecating, with jokes coming at a rapid-fire pace — particularly when these two comedy masters lovingly (and relentlessly) roast each other. Joining them on stage are former Late Show with David Letterman musical director and sidekick Paul Shaffer, American bluegrass band Della Mae, and banjo innovator Alison Brown.
Rolling Stone calls the special “wryly hip but unexpectedly touching,” with the New York Times describing it as “gleeful and satisfying.”
Martin and Short’s chemistry and timing on stage reflects a friendship forged more than three decades ago on the set of the 1986 film Three Amigos. These comedy icons have been touring together since 2016, when they launched their first live show titled A Very Stupid Conversation.
Steve Martin is one of the most well-known talents in entertainment. His work has earned him an Academy Award, five Grammy awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors.
Martin began his career on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1969), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Martin’s films are widely popular successes and are the kind of movies that are viewed again and again: The Jerk (1979), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Roxanne (1987), Parenthood (1989), L.A. Story (1991), Father of the Bride (1991), and Bowfinger (1999).
Steve Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, he released his third full-length album called Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. It won a Grammy for Best American Roots Song for the title track and inspired their musical Bright Star, which in turn received five Tony Award nominations and also received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin has also released two albums with the Grammy Award winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers, including their 2017 release The Long-Awaited Album.
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 bestselling novella, Shopgirl, and his memoir Born Standing Up. His play Meteor Shower premiered on Broadway in 2017 in a production starring Emmy Award-winner Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti; and Alan Tudyk, and directed by four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks.
Martin Short is a celebrated comedian and actor who has won fans and accolades in television, film and theatre 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 a 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 to a successful crossover 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.” Short most recently appeared on Broadway in Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play.
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 three times, and performed in the series’ landmark 40th anniversary special in February 2015. Other television credits include Hairspray Live! Maya & Marty, Mulaney, How I Met Your Mother and the critically acclaimed PBS series Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That. 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. In 2017 he received a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award from the Governor-general of Canada.
Tickets for Steve Martin and Martin Short: Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t tour are $79, $89, $109, and $139, available Friday, June 14th at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 and online by clicking here.