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Steve Martin and Martin Short coming to IU Auditorium


Comedians and actors Steve Martin and Martin Short will make an appearance at the IU Auditorium on Sept. 22. Tickets start at $54 plus fees and go on sale Friday, March 2.

Martin and Short will present “An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life,” which will feature new material, musical sketches and conversations about the actors’ careers.

They will be joined by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers, as well as “Jimmy Kimmel Live” band member Jeff Babko.

Martin has had prominent roles in movies such as “The Jerk,” “Roxanne” and “The Pink Panther.” His awards include an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award. He has also written books, including the novel “An Object of Beauty” and the play “Picasso at the Lapin Agile." His latest play, “Meteor Shower,” just finished on Broadway in a production starring Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key.

In 2013, Martin released his third full-length album of bluegrass banjo music, “Love Has Come For You.” The album’s title track won a Grammy for Best American Roots Song.

Short first started on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” before his roles in feature films such as “Innerspace,” “Three Amigos” and the “Father of the Bride” series. Short has performed in TV shows, such as Merlin, Primetime Glick and Damages. He has received two Emmy Awards for his writing.

Clark Gudas

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