Steve Martin and Martin Short first met on the set of Three Amigos (1986) where they discovered a mutual delight in taunting each other. They became firm friends and 30 years and many taunts later, they decided to take their banter on tour in a stage show called A Very Stupid Conversation. The success of that tour prompted a second one: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life, which was critically acclaimed, chronically sold out, and filmed for a Netflix special garnering four Emmy nominations. Now they are touring the third iteration of the show, which has lots of new and improved features while still retaining all the elements that have proved popular with audiences. What’s more, Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t will, for the first time, include Australia on its tour itinerary.
Martin and Short have each enjoyed successful careers in comedy – on film, TV, and in stand-up. Both are also accomplished in their respective fields of music: Martin as a banjo player/composer who has released several award-winning albums; Short as an award-winning musical theatre performer. Joined on tour by bluegrass band, The Steep Canyon Rangers, both Martin and Short will showcase their individual musical prowess.
The highly entertaining show will include career anecdotes, personal stories, lots of mock spite-filled banter, and good old-fashioned variety.
Nov 17. First State Super Theatre, ICC, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour. $83.95+$192.45+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.abpresents.com.au
By Rita Bratovich