10 Questions for Martin Short

Who puts on a one-man show with a cast of five? Tony winner Martin Short, who returns to Broadway next week in the musical comedy Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Short, 56, is best known for the zany characters he created for SCTV and Saturday Night Live. The Emmy Award--winning jack-of-all-trades talked with TIME's Amy Lennard Goehner about angst, the birth of Ed Grimley, and celebrity navel gazing.

How would you describe Fame Becomes Me?

It's a satiric look at celebrity narcissism. It started when I had these Christmas parties and someone said, "Why don't you do a party like this...

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