Comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short are gearing up for a national tour, offering a show with plenty of jokes and music — but precious little politics.
The duo say they’ll be stepping gingerly around the topic of Donald Trump and the election during their “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” tour, which launches Friday in Sarasota, Fla. North Carolina shows are scheduled in Durham and Charlotte in late April.
“I think it’s more important to find safe islands where you can put all this endless negative energy aside and celebrate something that’s perhaps non-partisan,” said Short.
The show includes stand-up comedy, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. It will include bluegrass from Martin’s six-piece band, Steep Canyon Rangers, and show tunes from Short and his accompanist, pianist Jeff Babko.