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Steve Martin, Martin Short slotted for Shea's

The one-two comedy punch of Steve Martin and Martin Short will grace the Shea's Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.) stage at 7:30 p.m. April 12, LiveNation announced Monday.

Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 19, range from $59.50 to $189.50 and will be available online at LiveNation.com, Shea’s box office or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. The duo's bill is called "An Evening You Will Forget the Rest of Your Life," which sounds promising.

Martin, 72, broke out in the 1960s as a writer for "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," starred in "Roxanne," then featured regularly as a guest on "The Tonight Show" before dabbling as a playwright and an author. He's recently focused more on his talents as a banjo player, which are considerable - Martin has earned five Grammy awards, including two for Best Bluegrass Album.

Short, 67, co-starred in the two "Father of the Bride" films with Martin, but is perhaps better known for his early roles on "Saturday Night Live" and playing the voices for characters in several movies, like The Cat in the Hat and the Mad Hatter, in "Alice in Wonderland."

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