Longtime performers and friends Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” musical present to Pikes Peak Center Saturday.

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Steve Martin, left, and Martin Quick percreate together throughout the 4fifth AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton at the Dolby Theatre on June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. The two are bringing their “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” musicial show to Pikes Peak Center on Saturday.


Trying to obtain a word in edgewise between longtime performers and buddies Steve Martin and also Martin Quick is a futile venture.

“I’m in my cottage in Canada,” Quick states in response to a question around location.

“He’s constantly bragging,” states Martin. “He can’t simply say, ‘I’m in Canada.’”


“And when I say ‘cottage,’ I intend huge estate,” claims Brief.

“And I’m at my manor in Santa Barbara,” deadpans Martin.

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STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT: “NOW YOU SEE THEM, SOON YOU WON’T”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $99-$200; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com, axs.com

It’s simple to take action back and also let the 2 perform their thing, a witty repartee that smacks of actual adoration and also goes ago more than 30 years. They met in the mid-’80s throughout their initially movie together, the goofround comedy “Three Amigos” that likewise starred Chevy Chase. They’ve gone on to make four more, including “Father of the Bride” in 1991.

“I was delighted,” says Martin. “I believed Marty was really funny, affable. We obtained alengthy from the initially moment. It’s currently that we don’t get along.”

“I didn’t recognize Steve or Chevy,” jokes Short. “I found them immediately not intimidating. Maybe bereason I checked out dailies and witnessed their work-related. When comedians acquire together, there’s an prompt camaraderie because you’ve done the same point. You have widespread ground.”


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The 2 will certainly carry their “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” musical display to the Pikes Peak Center on Saturday. Joining them are Steep Canyon Rangers, the bluegrass band also through whom Martin routinely sings and also plays banjo, and also pianist Jeff Babko.

Martin doesn’t choose to usage the words “variety show” to explain the occasion, yet it’s an apt summary of an evening that functions comedy, music and also even more.

“We have various layouts,” says Martin. “Marty does characters, voices, impressions and also deserve to sing. I do whatever before I perform, and I have the right to play.”

So did they learn from each other on the set of their initially movie?

“Not really,” teases one.

“What not to do,” the various other jabs earlier. It’s tough to tell that claims what in the time of the banter.

Then Martin provides a much more significant answer: “I learn from Marty today, though. I learn to be much less nervous around certain jokes, favor I’m sort of mindful, we can’t say that. Marty’s mindset is who cares? I say social media.”


“And I say I’m not on it,” says Quick.


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The new show is an answer to the popularity of the 2018 tour “Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forobtain for the Rest of Your Life,” which caused a Netflix one-of-a-kind of the exact same name. The concept for the shows spun out of an onstage interwatch at the Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago in 2011, wright here the pair’s herbal chemisattempt bloomed and also they determined to make the most of it.

Martin, that earned his chops through stand-up comedy, got fame as a hold on “Saturday Night Live” considering that 1976 and played to sold-out crowds in the at an early stage ‘80s before segueing right into a successful film career, via offerings such as “The Jerk,” “Planes, Trains and also Automobiles,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and also “L.A. Story.” Quick found success through the hit Canadian comedy series “SCTV” and also then “Saturday Night Live.” He won a Tony Award in 1998 for depicting multiple roles in the rebirth of Neil Simon’s musical “Little Me.”

Even in the time of a 15-minute interview, it’s clear the two delight in each various other. They could chit-chat and taunt each various other for hrs.

Martin remembers one particular Achilles’ heel his buddy kept poking.

“When I was 60 and Marty was 54, he provided to tease me mercilessly about my age,” states Martin. “When he turned 60, he couldn’t perform it anyeven more.”

“It’s different when you’re regarded as timemuch less,” states Short. “You’re even more impervious around your age bereason you’re timeless.”


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After decades of friendship and work-related, they know each other’s quirks and also habits and also significant others. While Martin has an affinity for true crime TV shows — for the process of just how they’re addressed — Quick claims to have no such interest.

“You watch the news,” Martin reminds him.

“I watch Bill Maher,” says Quick.

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“I heard you were hilarious on Bill Maher,” states Martin. “I’m going to have to dig it up and also watch it.”

“You don’t recognize just how to. Go to YouTube,” says Quick. “I’m just trying to assist you via the day.”

At this point, somebody mentions TiVo.

“Steve’s just learning it,” claims Brief. “Before then, he assumed it was among the Jackkid 5.”