Martin Short and Steve Martin on ANDREW DENTON'S INTERVIEW

Andrew Denton’s Interview



Two people, two chairs, one conversation, no gimmicks

Ahead of their November tour of Australia, Andrew travels to Milwaukee to sit down in the blue chairs with two absolute comedy legends, Steve Martin and Martin Short.

The long-time best friends, who met decades ago on The Three Amigos movie, now make a joyous living insulting each other on stage in their show, Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t, which also features songs, skits, childhood reminiscences and some virtuosic banjo playing.

In this rare long-form conversation, the pair discuss comedy, music and life, raking through their movie experiences and their friendship (two words: “colonoscopy parties”). They also play a Logie-worthy game show Andrew invents called Which Martin Is That?

“Steve Martin is one of my all-time comedy heroes,” Andrew says, “and Martin Short is pure joy on so many levels. It was a genuine career high point to talk to them.”

ANDREW DENTON’S INTERVIEW airs Tuesday May 14 at 9.00pm on Seven. Catch up on 7plus.