DailyView: Day 256, Movie 360
Two all-time greats are together on stage for a variety show for Netflix and the result is a lot of laughs and some fun music. Steve Martin & Martin Short are longtime friends and it certainly comes through in this show on the streaming service.
They go from doing stand up comedy slamming each other (lovingly, of course) to individual moments on stage for each to banjo playing, a “ventriloquist” act with Jiminy Glick, to a duet with a backing band, Martin and Short really bring plenty to the show.
It is a quick show too. Honestly, it was over before I knew it. Even with the encore that was “required” by a guy from Netflix, the show zipped through rapidly.
Some of the best moments of the show were when Martin and Short were just telling stories about their lives and their past. Steve Martin meeting Elvis, Martin Short meeting Sinatra among other show how much funnier real life can be over scripted material at times.
Martin Short and his marionette legs was really funny. There was a pianist taking several daggers from the pair as well, as good of a sport as one could expect.
This was fun and enjoyable for the short time that it took to watch. It is currently on Netflix if you like either of these two comedic men.