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Martin Short

Martin Hayter Short, CM (born 26 March 1950), is a Canadian actor, writer, comedian, impressionist, singer and dancer. He is also a naturalized American citizen.
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Sometimes people get passionate about the obscure jokes.

Martin Short

I pretend I'm one of the royal family when I'm in a hotel and that the hotel belongs to me - it is a palace.

Martin Short

Everything you do is always the best you could do at the time given the budget, the constraints, the reality of it.

Martin Short

I think I'm funny because my family, my siblings were funny.

Martin Short

All you're trying to do in an improvisation is get as much material as possible for the editing room.

Martin Short

I hate to lull the audience into letting them think that something is something. It's always fun to defy expectations.

Martin Short

No one is any one thing.

Martin Short

My mother was the concert master of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.

Martin Short

I have sometimes imagined my own death and brought myself to tears.

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Years ago, I found that being that excited about something so commonplace, like what to wear on an airplane, was kind of engaging.

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Being the youngest of five, you're adored, you're fueled with confidence.

Martin Short

All these things that enter your head are assignments. You write them up and then throw them out there and if someone wants to do it, your assignment is done.

Martin Short

I think loss can fuel how you lead your whole life.

Martin Short

David Lynch and I almost made a movie together in the late '80s. We had lots of dinners and lunches. He's a very cool, hip guy. This film, let's face it, is like an homage to him, I would imagine he'd find it funny.

Martin Short

I've chosen to treat my life more like a party than something to stress about.

Martin Short

What I learned, a little too late, was that the 'traditional' Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds. Unfortunately, I was on during daytime.

Martin Short

I've done lots of improv things but not a whole movie.

Martin Short

Someone once asked me what was the weirdest question I was ever asked. And I was stymied.

Martin Short

I'd think, I'll improvise my way to the window. So the camera guy is trying to follow, and suddenly he's in the shot.

Martin Short

One of my great influences was Don Knotts as Barney Fife.

Martin Short

I have a kind of objective luxury about my career.

Martin Short

People do think I'm Jewish. But we're Irish Catholic. My father had a brogue.

Martin Short

You try to figure out things to keep yourself interested. It's very easy to get lulled.

Martin Short

I know if I were to drop dead now, people would probably write nice things in the obit.

Martin Short

I've never done an improvised movie as a fictitious character. I think that's the challenge.

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