By G. Allen Johnson Published 1:11 pm, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Photo: Universal Pictures 1979 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Steve Martin stars in Carl Reiner’s “The Jerk.” Steve Martin stars in Carl Reiner’s “The Jerk.” Photo: Universal Pictures 1979 Steve Martin’s ‘The Jerk’ (1979) still hilarious 1 / 1 Back to Gallery “The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!” So says gas station attendant Navin Johnson, on an eternal quest to “be somebody” in Steve Martin’s leading man debut “The Jerk” (1979), still a hilarious and savagely effective skewering of the American Dream, which also stars Bernadette Peters, M. Emmet Walsh and Carl Reiner, who also directs. Johnson, who introduces his … [Read more...] about Steve Martin’s ‘The Jerk’ (1979) still hilarious
Martin Short and Steve Martin recently released their highly anticipated Netflix special called “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”-- but one thing is noticeably missing from their lineup of jokes: President Trump.The pair has intentionally steered clear of politics and the president according to a new interview with The Daily Beast."Steve and I have great respect for the fact that we don’t just want a liberal audience," Short told the outlet. "So you want the audience to feel that this is, in a way, a safe zone. A zone where they’re not going to be made to feel like a jerk because they voted one way."Many comedians on the late night circuit, like Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert, touch on Trump’s presidency several times a week -- but Short has no interest in doing so. 14 PHOTOS Martin Short out and about See Gallery Martin Short out and about LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Martin Short talks to the audience … [Read more...] about Martin Short revealed why he and Steve Martin refuse to joke about President Trump
Steve Martin and Martin Short are friends more than performing partners. Oh sure, they collaborated on the movies “Three Amigos” and the “Father of the Bride” franchise. But their musical comedy act, which is visiting the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis for two sold-out nights this week, finds them trading insults, songs and jokes in a show billed as “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life.” Even if they aren’t a tour-tested duo, Martin, 71, and Short, 67, clearly showed a rapport, rhythm and routine on Thursday night. Martin & Martin’s two-hour concert was part roast, talk show, family reunion, sketch comedy, stand-up, shtick, Broadway, audience participation, musical parody and bluegrass. Yes, bluegrass. Martin has won Grammys for bluegrass and comedy. In fact, it was bluegrass that got him back on the road in 2009 after a 30-year hiatus from the stage. In the late 1970s, he became the first comedian to headline arenas. … [Read more...] about When Steve Martin and Martin Short team up, it’s two amigos going for musical laughs
SILVER fox Martin Kemp has enjoyed a hugely successful entertainment career as a musician and actor. More recently he signed up for The Great Celebrity Bake Off, but he is also known for being in Spandau Ballet and playing Steve Owen in EastEnders. Here is all you need to know... Who is Martin Kemp? Martin Kemp was born on October 10, 1961, in Islington, London. He is the younger brother of Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp. Martin is married to Shirlie Holliman, a former backing singer for Wham! and one half of Pepsi and Shirlie. The couple have two children, Harley Moon and Roman. Who is Martin Kemp's son Roman? Roman Kemp is the son of Martin Kemp and Shirlie Holliman. He was born on January 28, 1993. He is a TV and radio presenter best known for his work on Capital FM Radio. How did Martin Kemp get famous? When Martin left school he went to work in a print factory, but not content with his job he jumped at the chance to join his brother's band when the manager … [Read more...] about How old is Martin Kemp, who is the Celebrity Bake Off star’s son and when did he star as Steve Owen on EastEnders?
As an infant, Chuck Norris’ parents gave him a toy hammer. He gave the world Stonehenge.Chuck Norris once kicked a horse in the chin. Its descendants today are known as giraffes.Chuck Norris doesn’t dial the wrong number. You answered the wrong phone.Chuck Norris has counted to infinity. Twice.You know these things already if you keep up with “Chuck Norris Facts.”Norris is a martial artist and actor who was born Carlos Ray Norris in Ryan, Oklahoma. Moviegoers know him from successful action films. TV viewers know him as “Walker, Texas Ranger,” a CBS series which ran from 1993 until 2001.Bigger-than-life Chuck Norris facts started making the rounds about a dozen years ago and they proved popular enough to spawn a couple of books (one had his blessing) and a Twitter account (@chuck_facts) which churns out facts daily.Among Twitter gems shared over the past few weeks:Chuck Norris built the hospital he was born in.Chuck Norris can drown a fish.Chuck … [Read more...] about Jimmie Tramel: Bruce Lee? Steve McQueen? Snakes? Sink your teeth into for-real Chuck Norris Facts