Martin Short has never stopped working, from his time at SCTV to his stint on Saturday Night Live where his characters had viewers tuning in every Saturday night just to see what he would come up with next. And then there was Glick, the very self-absorbed talk show host who never let his guests get a word in edgewise or any other way.
According to Rolling Stone, he has been busy since then, taking small but colorful roles in movies and is now on a Fox TV sitcom titled “Mulaney”, where he plays the completely self-obsessed boss of the title character.
Short talks about his character, Lou Cannon, who he calls “a moron with power”, adding that “those people are my specialty”. He elaborates on his role, but hedges when asked who it might be based on.
Not to mention the memoir “I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend”, which is out in November.
So what is Martin Short doing now? The question might be better phrased as “What is Martin Short not doing now”?