There are comedy legends, and then there are Comedy Legends. Steve Martin and Martin Short clearly belong in the latter, capitalized category. Alone and together, the two Martins have redefined stand-up comedy, served as legendary sketch and film stars, and kept a charmingly old-school show-business vibe alive and well into the 21st century. But let’s be honest: Steve Martin and Martin Short were two of the Three Amigos, and that’s good enough for us.
So, let it be known that the men behind Lucky Day and Ned Nederlander will bring the funny to the Riverside Theater Friday, November 20. The so-called “Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” will feature stand-up, musical numbers, film clips, and conversation from the Comedy Legends, as well as a performance from Martin’s longtime bluegrass pals, Steep Canyon Rangers. Reserved seating tickets start at $79.50 and top out at $195, and go on sale to the public Friday, September 25 at noon. Pray for a rendition of “Blue Shadows.”