In I Must Say, Martin Short tells the hilarious and touching story of his life in show business. Beginning with his early days as a young comic on SCTV, Short takes readers on a backstage tour of his storied career–complete with Behind the Music-style insights into landmark moments like The Three Amigos and Saturday Night Live. He also opens up about key relationships along the way (including encounters with Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Jon Lovitz, Paul Shaffer, Gilda Radner . . . and even Prince). And no comedian would be complete without sharing embarrassing stories from childhood! Short’s self-deprecating humor is sharp as ever; he probes introspectively at how fame has affected him over time while always keeping things funny. I Must Say offers an intimate look at one man’s journey to find his place in the world—and finally comes to terms with being a comedy legend.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for fans of Martin Short, or anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at show business and the comedian’s life.
- Martin Short is a comedic genius and this book showcases that.
- The stories are intimate and offer great insight into his life and career.
- It’s funny, entertaining, and well written.
- Martin Short recycles a lot of old stories from his other books and interviews.
- There are no major bombshells or revelations about Short’s life or career.
- The tone is relatively light and superficial, despite the author delving into some deeper emotional territory at times.
Learn more about the author
Martin Short is a comedian, actor, and writer. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. After spending several years on the comedy circuit in Toronto and Los Angeles, he joined the cast of Second City Television (SCTV) in 1981. From there he went on to become an internationally famous television star for his work on Saturday Night Live and other shows. In recent years he has starred in films such as Father of the Bride Part II and Jungle 2 Jungle .Short lives with his wife Nancy Dolman and their children Katherine and Henry Joseph in Larchmont Village , California.
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