Martin Short and Steve Martin are generally linked, given their penchant for being zany and making a really good living off it. They are also currently co-starring in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building and are currently on tour together.
The name of said tour: Steve Martin & Martin Short: You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today.
But their relationship runs deeper than that, as anyone who saw Martin’s guest spot on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon can attest.
Martin Short on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
“Steve, first of all, he’s the most talented guy in the world,” Short told Fallon. “I mean, he does magic. He juggles. He plays the banjo. And yet somehow he’s famous. I don’t know how.”
Short, 72, wasn’t finished.
‘We’re a team now. We’re like Florida and a lower-back tattoo,” he said.
Then the topic turned to their time on tour together, with Fallon asking what Short has learned in touring with Martin.
“Well, I’ve learned that he will pay top dollar for clean urine,” Short answered, before listing other lessons. “I’ve learned from him that you don’t need to have a pool to have a pool boy.”
Only Murders in the Building
Short then told a story of how he supposedly received a butt-dial call from Martin, “which is kind of remarkable, because he still has a rotary phone.”
Only Murders in the Building has received a whopping 17 Emmy nominations. The list includes Short and Martin, of course. “If I can’t win, I hope he wins,” Short said of Martin. “But I can win, so screw him.”
The mystery comedy follows three strangers played by Short, Martin, and Selena Gomez who share a hilarious interest in a true crime podcast. The show was renewed for a third season on July 11, 2022. At the time of its release, it was reported that the show had set a record for the most-watched comedy premiere in Hulu’s history.