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VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short Plays 'Word Sneak' & More on TONIGHT

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy and guest Martin Short get cards with random words, such as tetherball and Beer Nuts, and must work them into a casual conversation about Short's role in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY. Later, Short discusses Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary and Martin's brief stint on SNL. And Martin Short tells some stories from his memoir, I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend, including the time he met Al Pacino. Watch clips below!

Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winnerTerrence McNally, recently welcomed Martin Short, two-time Tony Award winnerKatie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning "30 Rock" alum Maulik Pancholy - in his Broadway debut.

In It's Only A Play, it's opening night of Peter Austin's (Matthew Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Nathan Lane), his fledgling producer (Megan Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Stockard Channing), his wunderkind director (Rupert Grint), an infamous drama critic (F. Murray Abraham), and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant (Micah Stock) on his first night in Manhattan. It's alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender - and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.

The design team for It's Only A Play includes scenic design by Tony® winner Scott Pask, costume design by Academy Award® and Tony® winnerAnn Roth, lighting design by Philip Rosenberg, and sound design by Fitz Patton.







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