I Must Say

I Must Say

My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend
Written by Martin Short
Narrated by Martin Short
Originally $23.99
Now $3.99
83% OFF
21 days left
Get Deal
Play Sample

Safe & Secure Payment

I Must Say

My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend
Written by Martin Short | Narrated by Martin Short
You know him from Saturday Night Live and his many hilarious film and TV appearances: It’s Martin Short, the comedy legend! Listen along as he narrates his life story from the amazing highs to the tragic lows. Told in “such a funny and poignant way,” this Earphones Award winner “is one not to miss” (AudioFile).

PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION

In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the “comedian’s comedian”.

Martin Short takes you on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live and memorable roles in movies such as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride. He reveals how he created his most indelible comedic characters, among them the manic man-child Ed Grimley, the slimy corporate lawyer Nathan Thurm, and the bizarrely insensitive interviewer Jiminy Glick. Throughout, Short freely shares the spotlight with friends, colleagues, and collaborators, including Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Gilda Radner, Mel Brooks, Nora Ephron, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Shaffer, and David Letterman.

But there is another side to Short’s life that he has long kept private. He lost his eldest brother and both of his parents by the time he turned 20, and, more recently, he lost his wife of 30 years to cancer. In I Must Say, Short talks for the first time about the pain that these losses inflicted and the upbeat life philosophy that has kept him resilient and carried him through. In the grand tradition of comedy legends, Martin Short offers a show business memoir densely populated with boldface names and rife with re-tellable tales: a hugely entertaining yet surprisingly moving self-portrait that will keep you laughing — and crying — from the first page to the last.

Special Lyrics for “It’s The Most Wonderful Show of the Year” and “Picture-Perfect Christmas In The Palisades” by Martin Short, Marc Shaiman, and Scott Wittman; Special Lyrics for “Marty Throws a Party Just to Sing” by Marc Shaiman.

A HarperAudio production.

DETAILS

Release Date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Run time: 8 hours and 41 minutes
Unabridged Audiobook

Other deals you may like...

Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning

Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning

by Viktor E. Frankl

$24.95 $4.99
80% OFF
Hiroshima

Hiroshima

by John Hersey

$19.99 $3.99
80% OFF
The Climb

The Climb

by Anatoli Boukreev & G. Weston DeWalt

$19.95 $3.99
80% OFF
The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

by Barbara K. Lipska & Elaine McArdle

$19.99 $2.99
85% OFF
See All Current Deals

Why Chirp?

Unbeatable prices

Discover exclusive audiobook deals from your favorite authors.

No subscription required

No more monthly membership fees. You can access our deals any time for free.

Listen anywhere

Download your audiobooks to listen offline, or stream directly from our site or our free listening App.

About Us