PRESS | Press Release
Posted on 07/08/2014
Comedy Legends Steve Martin and Martin Short Set to Unite On Stage for "A Very Stupid Conversation" at Hard Rock Live on Saturday, September 6
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 11 at 11 a.m.;
Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Exclusive Social Media Presale Begins Thursday, July 10 at 10 a.m.
Hollywood, Fla. (July 8, 2014) – Multi-award winning comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are set to unite on stage for "A Very Stupid Conversation" at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Saturday, September 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 11 at 11 a.m. Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, July 10 at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood's Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages.
Fans of the comic-actor friends will receive a double dose of laughs when Steve Martin and Martin Short take the stage for a unique blend of entertainment that includes interview-format conversation, off-the-cuff banter, singing and banjo playing while humorously recounting the evolution of their respective careers, their creative influences, and their starriest encounters.
Steve Martin is currently in the fifth decade of a uniquely varied and accomplished career in which he's excelled as a comedian, actor, author playwright, and as a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer.
Steve Martin began his career on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety, or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" and made appearances on HBO's "On Location" and NBC's "Saturday Night Live". Martin's widely popular films include: "The Jerk" (1979), "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1987), "Roxanne" (1987), "Parenthood" (1989), "L.A. Story" (1991), "Father of the Bride" (1991), and "Bowfinger" (1999).
An accomplished musician, Martin's debut album "The Crow: New Songs For The Five-String Banjo" (2010), earned him a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album in 2010. Martin's second full length bluegrass album "Rare Bird Alert" (2011), produced by Tony Trishka, featured 13 Martin-penned tracks as well as special guest vocal appearances by Paul McCartney and The Dixie Chicks. Martin co-wrote two of the CD's songs with the Grammy®-winning bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers.
Steve Martin's third full length album "Love Has Come For You" (2013), a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell took home the Grammy® Award for "Best American Roots Song" for the title track. The remarkable album offers 13 eloquently rootsy compositions that combine Martin's inventive five-string banjo work with Brickell's distinctive vocals and vivid, detail-rich lyrics.
Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on "Saturday Night Live" almost 30 years ago. He became a fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and "legendary songwriter" Irving Cohen.
His popularity and exposure on "Saturday Night Live" led Short to cross over quickly into feature films. He made his debut in "Three Amigos" (1986) followed by roles in "Inner Space" (1987), "Three Fugitives" (1989), "Pure Luck" (1991), " Father of the Bride" (1991), "Clifford" (1994), "Father of the Bride II" (1995), Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks" (1996), "Madagascar 3" (2012), and "Frankenweenie" (2012).
An accomplished stage actor, Short was nominated for a Tony and took home an Outer Critics Circle Award for the musical version of Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl" (1993). Short later won a Tony and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in the revival of "Little Me" (1999). Returning to the stage a few years later, Short co-wrote and starred in "Fame Becomes Me" (2006), prompting The New York Times to describe Short as "a natural for live musicals, a limber singer and dancer who exudes a fiery energy that makes you want to reach for your sunglasses."
Short returned to television in an Emmy-nominated role for the mini-series "Merlin" (1998) and host of "The Martin Short Show" (1999-2000), which garnered him seven Emmy nominations. Short also wrote, produced and starred in three comedy specials, winning two Cable ACE awards and an Emmy. Short's critically acclaimed "Primetime Glick" (2001-2003), garnered another five Emmy nominations. Short was nominated for his nineteenth Emmy award for his work as the lawyer Leonard Winstone on the critically acclaimed FX series "Damages" (2010).
Tickets cost $129, $104, $79, & $59.* all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.
About Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility, further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This 5,500-seat indoor arena has attracted more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 2005, and has regularly hosted South Florida's greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or www.myhrl.com, facebook.com/MyHRL and twitter.com/hard_rock_live.
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