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Martin Short Is On, I Must Say!

Jul 29, 2015

Two funny men. Two funny books. 

I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend follows the life of Martin Short, a funny man who spent his childhood staging elaborate one-man variety shows  in his attic bedroom before bringing us enduring and endearing characters like Ed Grimley, Irving Cohen and Jimmy Glick.  

It Won't Always Be This Great is the story of the desires, despair and disappointments of a middle-aged Jewish podiatrist numbed by suburbia, a dying friend, and an otherwise great life. Author and funny man Peter Mehlman, took an eight-year detour writing and producing for Seinfeld before turning to print. He also wrote a book of essays, yada yada, and we're excited to talk to him. 

GUESTS:

  • Martin Short is an Emmy- and Tony Award-winning Canadian-born actor and comic. He was a regular on "SCTV" and "Saturday Night Live." His movies include, "¡Three Amigos!," "Father of the Bride," and "Inherent Vice," lots of TV appearances and his one-man Broadway hit "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me." His new memoir is I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend.
  • Peter Mehlman is a former writer and producer for "Seinfeld" and the author of a book of essays, Mandela Was Late and most recently, his first novel, It Won't Always Be This Great.

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Colin McEnroe and Tucker Ives contributed to this show.