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It takes two: Steve Martin and Martin Short perform at the Saenger Theatre 

The comedians are joined by Steep Canyon Rangers Jan. 21

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In their respectively storied careers in comedy, Steve Martin and Martin Short have found fame in the same spotlights, though not often together. On Saturday Night Live, Martin appeared regularly with Dan Aykroyd as the "wild and crazy guys," the Czechoslovakian Festrunk brothers, long before Short became a cast member and immortalized the manic Ed Grimsley. For all their respective film work, they appeared together memorably in Three Amigos (1986), and less memorably in Father of the Bride (1991) and Father of the Bride Part II (1995). In recent years, Martin has focused on music, playing banjo with Asheville, North Carolina's bluegrass outfit, the Steep Canyon Rangers. Short released a memoir in 2014 and has spent time acting onstage, appearing in the Broadway production of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play. But the two are old hands in shows on this ongoing intermittent tour. It's a session of stories and comic bits accompanied by pianist Jeff Babko, and there's a performance by Steep Canyon Rangers. At 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., (504) 525-1052; www.saengernola.com.

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