Martin Short vs. Steve Martin

Two comedic heavy­weights who once teamed up in the cin­e­matic clas­sic Three Ami­gos bat­tle for the at­ten­tion of dis­cern­ing Toron­to­ni­ans in 2016

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NAME: Martin Short

BORN: 1950, Hamil­ton

GIG: Co­me­dian

BIG BREAK: Post­poned a ca­reer in so­cial work to act in Toronto pro­duc­tion of God­spell along­side Gilda Rad­ner, Eu­gene Levy, An­drea Martin and other fu­ture comedic leg­ends

FAVE LINE: “I must say,” and “to­tally de­cent” from SCTV and Satur­day Night Live char­ac­ter Ed Grim­ley

COT­TAGE COUN­TRY: Short has kept a cot­tage on Lake Rousseau in Muskoka

NEXT BIG THING: Short is be­ing hon­oured with a Life­time Achieve­ment Award on March 13 as part of the Cana­dian Screen Awards in Toronto.

NAME: Steve Martin

BORN: 1945, Waco, Texas

GIG: Co­me­dian

BIG BREAK: Af­ter a fal­ter­ing start to his ca­reer, a for­mer girl­friend got him a writ­ing gig on the

Smothers Brothers Com­edy Hour. The team won an Emmy Award in 1969 — Martin was 23

FAVE LINE: “Well, ex­cu­u­use me!” from his de­but com­edy al­bum, Let’s Get Small, and, of course, “Just a wild and crazy guy,” from the fol­low-up

COT­TAGE COUN­TRY: Martin filmed Cheaper by the Dozen 2 at a cot­tage in Muskoka

NEXT BIG THING: Martin has be­come a fan of Group of Seven artist Lawren Har­ris and is cur­rently host­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion in Los An­ge­les that comes to Toronto’s AGO later this sum­mer.

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