Martin Short Sketch Comedy Special Airs April 4th

"I, Martin Short, Goes Home" will be broadcast on the CBC.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Beloved Canadian comedian Martin Short will star in his own mockumentary entitled "I, Martin Short, Goes Home," which airs on the CBC network on April 4th.

It's a follow-up to the special "I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood," which came out 23 years ago.

The Hamilton, Ontario funnyman, whose most recent projects have included being a judge on the new reality show "Canada's Got Talent" and playing Marshall's off-kilter boss on the seventh season of the hit sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," pokes fun at his hometown in this one-hour comedy special. Short invited friends and guest actors like Fred Willard ("Funny or Die Presents…"), Eugene Levy ("SCTV" and the "American Pie" franchise), Andrea Martin ("Dino Dan," "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!"), and Joe Flaherty ("Call Me Fitz," "Family Guy") to join him in his second mockumentary. George Stroumboulopoulos also makes a special appearance as himself (and is actually quite amusing!).

Short has appeared in more than 70 television and big screen projects including long-standing roles on "SCTV" and later "Saturday Night Live," where he created memorable characters like the iconic Ed Grimley, albino entertainer Jackie Rogers, Jr., talk-show host Brock Linehan, and many more. He has dabbled in producing, directing, and writing, and the comedian won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program for "SCTV" with fellow writers John Candy, Levy, and Flaherty in the 1980s. He has amassed a number of other awards as well.

"I, Martin Short, Goes Home" will air on CBC April 4th at 9pm.


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