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Martin Short coming to Tulsa April 25

 Comedian to perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. – Martin Short has entertained millions on television, in movie theaters and on stage. On April 25, the comedian will perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

Tickets start at $35 and go on sale March 13.

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Born in Ontario, Canada, Short began his career on Canada’s “SCTV Comedy Network,” where his work garnered an Emmy Award. Short’s proven ability as a comedic chameleon and his host of hilarious impressions earned him a spot on “Saturday Night Live.” After only one season, Short was instantly recognized for his standout performances and on-the-mark impressions of such characters as Ed Grimly, Jackie Rogers Jr., legendary songwriter Irving Cohen and lawyer Nathan Thurm.

Short made his big screen debut in “Three Amigos,” where he worked alongside former “SNL” colleagues Chevy Chase and Steve Martin. Perhaps his most memorable role was that of the scene-stealing Franck, the wedding planner in “Father of the Bride.” He later reprised the hilarious portrayal for “Father of the Bride II.”

Not limiting himself to acting, Short has also written, produced and starred in three highly acclaimed comedy specials for television. For these efforts, which include Showtime’s “Martin Short’s Concert for the North Americas,” NBC’s “I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood” and NBC’s “The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show,” he won two Cable Ace awards and an Emmy, respectively.

Short’s work in television also includes his co-starring, Emmy-nominated role in the NBC mini-series “Merlin,” one of the highest-rated programs in the network’s history. He has also appeared on “Damages,” “Weeds” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

Short is currently shooting the first season of the new FOX series “Mulaney,” set to air in 2014.

A veteran of the theater in Canada and on Broadway, Short has received accolades for his varied work on stage, earning a Tony Award nomination, a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for the 1993 Broadway production of “The Goodbye Girl.” He also won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his work in the Neil Simon/Colemon Broadway production of “Little Me.”

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is nominated for an ACM award for casino venue of the year for the second consecutive year. It is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All guests must be 21 years of age or older.