Steve Martin & Martin Short Review, San Antonio, TX, July 10, 2015
While I like comedy movies, especially older comedies, I’ve never been very fond of watching comedians do standup minus a few exceptions like Eddie Murphy, Mitch Hedberg and Steve Martin. He is my favorite comedian of all time and I love most of his movies. Growing up in the 70s, Steve was everywhere and who didn’t love King Tut?
When I saw that he had teamed up with Martin Short to do a small tour and that they were coming to San Antonio, I had to go. Total bucket list stuff.
Steve comes out after a montage of his and Short’s work on the screen and says, “Thank you for coming to watch me through your cellphones tonight.” Thankfully cellphone use was kept to a minimum. After talking and telling some jokes, Martin Short comes out and it was plain to see that those two are very close friends. They obviously had rehearsed their routine but much of it was ad lib. There were several times that they cracked each other up. Martin did his own set which included some sketch comedy and a musical and it was hilarious. He walked off stage as Steve was coming back on and said, “Top that, mother fucker!” haha.
Steve had his bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers, with him and they played a set. It’s no secret that Steve’s an incredible banjo player and he proved that last night.
Steve and Martin then say that they brought a good friend with them and introduce David Letterman. There was a delay and we all thought they were just pulling a prank…then out walks Letterman. Totally trippy. The three of them are standing there talking and Dave whips out a top ten list about Donald Trump preempting it with, “Trump’s running for president and I quit the entertainment business. I’m the dumbest man on earth.” Or something to that effect. Dave stayed out and told some stories with them for a half hour or so.
It was a wonderful night and I’ve not laughed that hard in a long time. My sides are a little sore this morning.