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Steve Martin, Martin Short coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Steve Martin, left, and Martin Short perform together onstage during the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Steve Martin, left, and Martin Short perform together onstage during the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Published Aug. 5, 2019

When Martin Short said last year that he and Steve Martin "have loved playing in Florida," he really meant it.

Next year, the legendary comic actors will be back again for their fifth joint performance here in the last decade.

Martin and Short will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Jan. 24, the venue announced Monday. Tickets start at $103.25 and go on sale soon. Click here for details.

It's their first local show since their Netflix special Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life received four Emmy nominations in 2018. Presumably, their new tour dates will feature new music, new banter and perhaps the seeds of a sequel.

"I think they want to see comedy, and that's what we completely focus on," Martin told the Times last year. "We do a little music, as a relief. Marty's a great singer, and I do one or two serious musical numbers because they seem to enjoy that. But basically, it's a funny show in kind of a newfangled old-fashioned way. It's a real variety show, and we've just had great response to it."

RELATED: Steve Martin and Martin Short talk touring together and 'newfangled old-fashioned' variety show

For more on the show, click here.

Contact Jay Cridlin at cridlin@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8336. Follow @JayCridlin.

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