Steve Martin and Martin Short
Stephens Auditorium Ames, IA

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Steve Martin and Martin Short

Steve Martin and Martin Short is an extraordinary meeting of two of modern comedy’s greatest entertainers. Steve Martin and Martin Short present a very stupid conversation, comedy, conversation, and Q&A style conversation between the two comedians and the audience with a musical twist. Featuring special guests The Steep Canyon Rangers, Martin’s backing band, you can expect an evening of banjo-tinged interludes and singing punctuated by the side-splitting humor and charisma of these comedy greats.

Grammy Award-winning comedian and accomplished bluegrass pianist Steve Martin has had a stellar, almost 50-year long career in film, stand-up and television, winning the hearts of international audiences with turns in gems like Father of the Bride (alongside Martin Short) and Bowfinger. Since his break-out comedy debut on SNL, actor and comedian Short quickly crossed over to mainstream films and theatre, winning a Tony Award for his role in the 1999 revival of Little Me.

Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live over 30 years ago. Short got his start and won his first Emmy in 1982 while working on Canada’s SCTV Comedy Network, which brought him to the attention of the producers of SNL where he became a fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and “legendary songwriter” Irving Cohen. His popularity and exposure on SNL led Short to cross over quickly into feature films such as Three Amigos, Innerspace, and Mars Attacks. One of Short’s most memorable roles was in the remake of Father of the Bride” as Franck the wedding planner. Short lent his voice to the such animated films like Madagascar 3 and Tim Burton’s Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie.

We’re offering the chance for fans to win a pair of tickets to see Steve Martin and Martin Short live at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA on September 23rd. All you have to do is enter below for your chance to win a pair of tickets.


  • The contest ends at 12noon (EDT) on Monday, September 17th
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to enter
  • Winners will be selected at random from all proper entries
  • Winners will be notified via email