Martin Short Comes to Hartwick October 10 During Family Weekend

October 6, 2009

Legendary actor and comedian Martin Short will bring his full cast of characters to Hartwick College on October 10 for a one-night-only taste of his unique brand of comedy.

The show is part of this year's Family Weekend October 9-11. Other weekend events include a faculty coffee hour, a Conversation with Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich, College President, Brooks' Bar-B-Q luncheon, a plethora of sporting events, and an Open House at the Pine Lake Environmental Campus.

The show starts at 8 p.m. in Lambros Arena in Binder Physical Education Center. It is being presented by Hartwick Campus Activities Board as part of this year’s Family Weekend. The public is invited to attend.

Best known for his impressions and comedy work, Short has starred in the hit movies Father of the Bride, Three Amigos, Captain Ron, Mars Attacks, and dozens more. Some of his most popular characters include commentator Troy Soren, attorney Nathan Thurm, and oddball Ed Grimley, who was featured in the animated series The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley. He also is well-known for his frequent appearances on Saturday Night Live, and for bringing his popular character Jiminy Glick to Comedy Central in the hit show Primetime Glick.

Short's other TV appearances include spots on Arrested Development and Inside the Actors Studio. A familiar face on Broadway, Short performed a satirical one-man show, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, and won the Tony Award for the musical Little Me.

Tickets, which are $25, can be purchased online at beginning at 10 a.m. September 14. Doors open at 7 p.m. All seating is general admission.

For more information, contact Director of Campus Activities Andy Binder at 607-431-4507 or

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