Martin Short, Eugene Levy Join Andrea Martin Comedy WORKING THE ENGELS


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Martin Short and Eugene Levy are set to appear in Andrea Martin's new Canadian comedy series 'Working the Engels'. The trio are long-time friends, going all the way back to their roles in an original production of 'Godspell' as well as the long running sketch comedy series, 'SCTV.' The actors will join previously announced cast members Kacey Rohl, Azura Skye and Benjamin Arthur.

On the comedy, Short will portray 'Chuck Pastry', the boss of a huge corporation known as 'Big Pastry.' Levy will take on the role of Arthur Horowitz, described as "a family-oriented, well-connected and much-loved lawyer who is also a neighbor of the Engels."

Katie Ford and Jane Ford created and penned the series which follows a family who is forced to come together in order to keep their business afloat after the family patriarch, also the main breadwinner, passes away, leaving them with huge debt. They must continue to run their father's storefront law firm, despite the fact that the only family member qualified to practice law is young daughter, Jenna.

Actor Jason Priestley is set to helm four episodes. Production is currently underway in Toronto for the 12-episode series.

About Martin Short:

Among Short's memorable characters are the nerdy Ed Grimley, nervous lawyer Nathan Thurm and "legendary songwriter" Irving Cohen. Short also created the ditzy cable access television talk show host, Jiminy Glick, for Comedy Central's "Primetime Glick." His show at the Gallo Center will include an appearance by Glick interviewing Modesto nativeRobert Ulrich, the Emmy-winning casting director for "Glee" and other television programs.

Short's popularity on television led him to such feature films as "Three Amigos," "Inner Space," "Three Fugitives," andTim Burton's "Mars Attacks." One of his most memorable roles was in the remake of "Father of the Bride," as Franck the wedding planner. Short's acting accomplishments have earned him an Emmy, a Tony and an Outer Critics Circle Award.


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