Sep 20, 2016

Steve Martin and Martin Short at DPAC April 21

DURHAM, NC (September 20, 2016) Comedy legends, Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” to DPAC on Friday April 21, 2017. Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy® Award winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers.  Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs as the duo recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented though a blend of stand-up, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 23 at 10a.m.:

  • Online at
  • The Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000  

Steve Martin is one of the most acclaimed and beloved talents in entertainment. His work has earned numerous honors including an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics including: The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story, and Father of the Bride. As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel An Object of Beauty; the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile; a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel; a best-selling novella, Shopgirl; and his memoir Born Standing Up. Martin is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker.  His latest play, Meteor Shower recently debuted at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater. Meteor Shower broke multiple Globe box office records and has become one of the most successful shows in Globe history. It will next play at Long Wharf Theatre from September 21 – October 16, 2016.

Steve Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer.  In 2013, he released his third full-length album called Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell.  Love Has Come For You, won a Grammy® for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired the Broadway musical Bright Star.   Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and also received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell’s second album together, So Familiar, was released on Rounder Records last October, featuring 12 remarkable new songs that bring the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory.

Martin Short is a beloved comedian and actor, whose career spans television, film and theater. Since his breakout performances on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’, Short has become a household name with roles in feature films including the science fiction comedy Innerspace, Three Amigos, and as the quirky wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer, in the Father of the Bride series. He has also delighted audiences in Broadway performances including his 2006 revue Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and the 1998 revival of Neil Simon’s Little Me. Short has earned two Emmy awards for his writing in ‘SCTV Network 90’, as well as his involvement in the 2014 ‘AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks.’ He is also recognized for his performances in several television series, including ‘Damages’, ‘Primetime Glick’, ‘Merlin’ and ‘SCTV Network 90.’ Short also starred opposite Maya Rudolph in NBC’s comedy show ‘Maya & Marty’ that ran this summer.