Martin Short and Steve Martin gave it their all during their combined opening monologue for Saturday Night Live, reading each other’s eulogies and shocking the audience with Selena Gomez‘s surprise entrance.
The comedians took a moment to reflect on their previous SNL hosting roles before digging into each other’s eulogies on December 10; this was Martin’s 16th episode and Short’s third.
Who is Steve Martin?
Steve Martin is a multi-talented American actor, comedian, writer, and musician. Born on August 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas, Martin grew up in a middle-class family and attended Rancho Alamitos High School in California. In the early 1960s, he attended California State University, Long Beach, where he studied philosophy and pursued a career in comedy.
Martin first gained recognition as a stand-up comedian, performing at various comedy clubs and venues in the Los Angeles area. His unique blend of observational humor, physical comedy, and clever wordplay quickly made him a popular act, and he began appearing on television shows such as The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In 1976, Martin released his first comedy album, Let’s Get Small, which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording.
In addition to his successful stand-up career, Martin also made a name for himself as a writer and actor in Hollywood. He wrote and starred in several successful films, including The Jerk, Roxanne, and Father of the Bride. He also co-wrote the screenplays for L.A. Story and Three Amigos and appeared in numerous other films, such as The Pink Panther, Bowfinger, and Shopgirl.
Martin’s acting career has earned him numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for his work on the film Roxanne. He has also been nominated for several Emmy Awards for his work on Saturday Night Live and was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in 2005 for his contributions to American culture.
In addition to his work in comedy and film, Martin is also a skilled musician. He is an accomplished banjo player and has released several albums of bluegrass and folk music. He has also written a number of successful plays and books, including a novel, Shopgirl, which was adapted into a film starring Martin himself.
Martin and Bernadette Peters co-starred in The Jerk and Pennies from Heaven together in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Additionally, he dated Karen Carpenter and Mary Tyler Moore. Martin married Victoria Tennant, an actor that he had worked with on the films All of Me and L.A. Story, on November 20, 1986. They split up in 1994.
Martin married Anne Stringfield, a writer and former employee of The New Yorker, on July 28, 2007. The ceremony at Martin’s Los Angeles residence was presided over by Bob Kerrey. As best man, Lorne Michaels presided. Several guests were shocked by the wedding because they were promised they would be attending a party instead. Martin became a father at the age of 67 in December 2012 when Stringfield gave birth to a daughter.
According to celebritynetworth.com Martin has an estimated net worth of $140 million.