Martin Short is receiving an outpouring of love after a controversial hit about the actor.
On Friday (September 8th) slate published an article titled “Why We Keep Putting Up With Martin Short,” describing him as “staggeringly unfunny.”
Author Dan Kois explained in the article: “I turned up my nose during his evolution from standout sketch comedian to troubled movie star to twice-failed talk show host to song-and-dance enthusiast.
“Every time he dresses up in a silly outfit or says something outrageous or makes a joke to the audience, I want to scream at the screen: Why are you like that?”
Kois’ claims have struck a chord as social media is now filled with posts explaining why the article was “nasty” and “misguided.” At the time of writing on Saturday (September 9), Short was the number one trending topic on X/Twitter.
Clips from Short SNLhis cameo roles in sitcoms like Curb your enthusiasm and slow down development And Modern familyas well as his interviews are being shared widely, along with messages of support for the actor.
Ben Stiller wrote: “Martin Short is a comedic genius. End of story,” with Succession Actor J Smith Cameron added: “The infamous Martin Short article is full of clips or references to characters that the author finds kind of annoying but are so entertaining that the article is a valentine despite everything.”
John Cusack chimed in: “I don’t know what people say about Martin Short – but his Mister Rogers boxing match is my favorite.”
Shortly after the article went online, This is Spinal Tap And Better call Saul Actor Michael McKean wrote: “The guy really killed the whole Martin Short thing, didn’t he?”
Short, who currently stars alongside Steve Martin and Selena Gomez Just murders in the buildingwho became famous as a sketch comedian in the late 1970s.
In 1984 he joined the cast of Saturday Night Livewhere he created the character Jiminy Glick.
In the same decade, the 73-year-old Canadian star made his Broadway debut and starred in films, among other things Three amigos And inner space. His other credits include the 1991 remake Father of the brideand Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! (1996).
Since 2015 he has been going on stand-up tours with his regular partner Martin, and in 2017 a special filmed for Netflix received four Emmy nominations.
His role in Just murders in the building, in which he plays Broadway director and part-time detective Oliver Putnam, received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. In total, he won two Emmys and a Tony Award.