By Kaylee Brewster
Despite what the humorous title, “Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening to Forget for the Rest of Your Life,” suggests, this show is an evening you will be glad you spent with the two Martins for the rest of your life.
The live comedy special by these two especially talented comedians is available on Netflix. It combines just about everything you could want in a Steve Martin and Martin Short team-up: jokes about each other, personal stories from their Hollywood lives told in a humorous fashion, music and impressive impressions.
The mixture of the different variety of comedy these two legends are known for creating makes it more than just a standard stand-up gig. The performance is more like stand-up comedy mixed with a talk show and musical theater.
What really makes this show stand out is the two working together. It’s clear that despite their constant jokes at each other’s expense (“Hollywood compliments” as they call them), they enjoy working together, which brings the audience enjoyment too. Some of the best jokes are when they are poking fun at each other: Steve Martin joking about Martin Short’s lack of movies and accomplishments and Martin Short teasing Steve Martin about his aged looked and pasty skin.
The only bad thing about “Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening to Forget for the Rest of Your Life” is that your mouth and abs will hurt from laughing so hard.