GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs on Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, when Steve Martin and Martin Short bring An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life to the Peace Center. Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy® Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and renowned jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Liveband member Jeff Babko. Both evenings will be filmed for an upcoming comedy special.
In this performance, Martin and Short recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented though a blend of stand-up, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business.
All attendees should plan to arrive early as the Peace Center shows will be filmed for an upcoming comedy special.
Steve Martin is one of the most acclaimed and beloved talents in entertainment. His work has earned numerous honors including an Academy Award®, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy® Award, the Mark Twain Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics, including The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story andFather of the Bride. As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel An Object of Beauty; the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile; a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel; a best-selling novella, Shopgirl; and his memoir Born Standing Up. His latest play, Meteor Shower, will premiere on Broadway this fall in a production starring Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Award®winner Laura Benanti; and Jeremy Shamos, and directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.
Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, he released his third full-length album, Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You won a Grammy for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired their musical Bright Star. Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell’s second album together, So Familiar, was released on Rounder Records and featured 12 remarkable songs that bought the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory. Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers recently released their newest collaboration, The Long-Awaited Album, on Rounder Records.
Martin Short is a beloved comedian and actor, whose career spans television, film and theater. Since his breakout performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Short has become a household name with roles in feature films including the science fiction comedy Innerspace, Three Amigos, and as the quirky wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer, in the Father of the Bride series. He has also delighted audiences in Broadway performances including his 2006 revue Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and the 1998 revival of Neil Simon’s Little Me. Short has earned two Emmy Awards for his writing in SCTV Network 90, as well as his involvement in the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks. He is also recognized for his performances in several television series, including Damages, Primetime Glick, Merlin and SCTV Network 90. Short also starred opposite Maya Rudolph in NBC’s comedy show Maya & Marty.
Tickets for the Feb. 23-24, 2018, 8 p.m. performances of An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life are $100, $125, $150 and $250 and may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at www.peacecenter.org. Tickets go on sale to Peacekeepers beginning now and go on sale to the public on Friday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales.
For more information about the Peace Center and its upcoming events, visit www.peacecenter.org.