Week 106 Spotlight: The Martin Short of his generation
Martin Short, considered by some to be a comedic icon, has managed to have a long career in comedy without actually being funny.
But it’s not just Martin Short. Many well-known comedians haven’t let a lack of talent slow them down. Carlos Mencia and George Lopez both have lucrative careers because they appeal to the ever-growing Latino population. Dane Cook has had a great career stealing jokes from Louis CK and spastically telling them to frat boys. Chris Kattan parlayed an unfunny run on Saturday Night Live into several unfunny films.
But which comedian is the Martin Short of Joel and Lars’ generation? Why can’t Lars keep track of the days of the week? Where does Joel head when he wants to go where everybody knows his name (and he’s always glad he came)? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.
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