Both an SCTV and a Saturday Night Live alumnus, actor-comedian Martin Short began his theatrical career in the Toronto production of Godspell. He went on to appear in the Broadway production of Neil Simon and Cy Coleman’s Little Me for which he won both a Tony Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. It was in 1982 when he joined the SCTV Comedy Network where his work garnered an Emmy Award. Short’s ability as a comedic chameleon brought him to NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the 1984-1985 season where his standout performances included Ed Grimley, Brock Linehan, Jackie Rogers Jr., legendary songwriter Irving Cohen and lawyer Nathan Thurm.
In 1999, he hosted the syndicated talk show, The Martin Short Show and in 2001, he co-wrote, produced and starred as star-interviewer extraordinaire “Jiminy Glick” in the Emmy-nominated Primetime Glick. Short’s film career includes starring roles in Three Amigos, Innerspace, Father of the Bride, Mars Attacks! and Jiminy Glick in La La Wood. He was awarded The Order of Canada in 1994 for his contribution to Canadian culture and was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2000. Short will bring to life some of his most beloved characters when he’ll be appearing for one night only at the River Rock Casino Resort on June 6, 2014.
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