The New Yorker calls Martin Short the “greatest talk-show guest of all time”
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Is Martin Short the greatest talk-show guest ever? The New Yorker thinks so.
The prestigious magazine ran an article on March 7 titled “Is Martin Short the Greatest Talk-Show Guest of All Time?”
The article, by Ian Crouch, examines the comedian’s interviews with David Letterman, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, and more.
The secret’s in Short’s preparation. Writes Crouch:
“In a recent conversation with Vulture’s great interviewer David Marchese, the actor and comedian Martin Short talked a bit about the process he goes through when preparing to be a guest on a late-night talk show. ‘What I do for a typical talk-show appearance, and I’m not exaggerating, is I’ll send in something like 18 pages ahead of time,” Short said, adding that he then spends at least ninety minutes speaking with a show’s producer, cutting down his proposed material and shaping it into a conversation he’ll have with the host.”
“One gets the sense that, of all his peers, Short is the hardest-working talk-show guest in the business—and, as a result, he may also be the greatest.”
You can read the full article here.
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