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Comedy Legends Steve Martin, 76, and Martin Short, 72, Open Up About Their 36-Year-Long Friendship—and Why Age Isn’t Slowing Them Down

Comedy Legends Steve Martin, 76, and Martin Short, 72, Open Up About Their 36-Year-Long Friendship—and Why Age Isn’t Slowing Them Down

By The Sunday Paper Team
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Watch any one of the films or TV shows Steve Martin and Martin Short have co-starred in and it’s hard to miss their bond. After meeting on the set of Three Amigos! in 1986, the actors worked on countless projects together and even went on a joint comedy tour—deepening their friendship along the way.

"Often, you make a film and you never see the other actors again," Short told People magazine. "We were having dinners and vacationing together right away, and then [Steve and I] made three other films together."

"There's just an ease between us," Martin added. "Sometimes, I'll hang out with Marty and I'll realize I haven't laughed that hard in two months. And that just feels great."

The two received Emmy nominations for their most recent project, Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, and when asked what’s next Martin replied: "We'll probably do our live show until we drop.”

Here’s to this dynamic duo for showing us the power of lasting friendship—and being shining examples of how a career can get better and better with time.