Steve Martin and Martin Short have done a lot: “SCTV,” “SNL,” stand-up, books, movies, plays, music, TV shows.

Far too much to name here.

However, we do have the resources to pick some of the best things they’ve done (and a couple of the best things they’ve done together), just in case you need some extra Martin and Short in your life.

(Don’t we all?)

Steve Martin

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Steve Martin, left, starred in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" with John Candy.

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles”

The hapless exploits of Martin and John Candy are classic. (“Those aren’t pillows!”) And it’s just as funny the 20th time you see it.

“The Long-Awaited Album”

Martin’s been playing banjo as long as he’s been telling jokes. And this 2017 album deftly combines his comedy with his musical mastery. It’s good.

“Born Standing Up”

Released more than a decade ago, Martin’s memoir starts with his early life working at Disneyland and even recounts why he quit stand-up.

Martin Short

Jiminy Glick

Short’s been putting on a fat suit to play the ridiculous television interviewer for more than two decades, and the character is Short wackiness taken to the extreme.


Before he was on “SNL” and in a host of other shows and movies, Short was a cast member on this wacky sketch show. It’s where he originated characters like Jackie Rogers Jr. and Ed Grimley.


It wasn’t a hit when it was released. In fact, the movie about a young boy (Short) staying with his uncle (Charles Grodin) was a bomb and critics hated it. But it’s become a cult classic.


“Three Amigos”

The first time Martin and Short met was on “Three Amigos,” and together with Chevy Chase, the pair made a hilarious and infinitely quotable film.

“Father of the Bride”

Martin as the straight man fretting about his daughter’s impending nuptials and Short as the wacky European wedding planner make for the best scenes in the movie.

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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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