Review: “Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life” on Netflix

Aptly titled.

Oh, you want more? Fine.

Steve Martin Short fits even better. But An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life definitely fits the bill, as I sit here a month and a half later and cannot tell you much of what transpired, even if I do see I saved a photo of Short as Jiminy Glick, and can recall that Glick’s jokes were worse than anything Michelle Wolf delivered at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Otherwise, it’s a perfectly pleasing show from two comedy legends, performing both separately and together. As I wrote in my review for Decider:

Their comedic chemistry illustrates their covalent bond. Marty mugs. Steve drips dry sarcasm. Steve, at 72, four years older than Marty, physically and figuratively the big brother, simultaneously reminding Short of his place in the relationship, while always holding him tight. They’ve constructed a tight, efficient show, but allowed Marty’s tendency for tangents to improvise a new line or a look, a gag, that can surprise and delight the other as much as it does the rest of the audience. In this hour, too, Steve flubs a line about filming the special in Greenville, but quickly recovers with a joke about his unforced error, and they both have a laugh about it, deciding to keep it in the production. They can self-deprecate their own childhood photos as proficiently as they can rib one another’s, too.

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Sean L. McCarthy

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