Steve Martin and Martin Short come to Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, May 9

The only thing better than one comedy legend? Two. Specifically, Steve Martin and Martin Short entertaining audiences on their Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t Tour.

The two have been friends since they starred in “Three Amigos” together in the ’80s and have collaborated in comedy plenty of times since, giving them tons to share with fans when it comes to their careers and time in show business. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Martin and Short talk about their friendship and the show that they are delivering in 2019. Through witty banter and comedic jabs, the duo talks about their first moments as friends:

Martin: The first day we met, Marty zinged me. He came to my house to pick up the script to ‘Three Amigos’ and he saw all of the paintings and he said, ‘How did you get this rich? I’ve seen the work.’

Short: And I was looking for the script for ‘Three Amigos’ and Steve handed it to me and said, ‘Can you give this to Martin Short, please?’

As for Martin and Short’s recent work together, they starred in the Netflix special “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” released this spring. It has been well-received by fans and critics alike.

Fans can also expect Martin and Short to bring laughs with new musical sketches. They’ll be joined by bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko.

When asked about their goals for this tour, Martin said, “We want to give the audience their money’s worth and really make them laugh and make them really have a good time and leave that theater feeling better than they did when they came in.”

Read the full interview with The Associated Press.

The Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t Tour comes to Kansas City on May 9 at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland. Tickets are available on AXS.com, or visit the Facebook event page for additional information.

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