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VIDEO: Martin Short & 'Beyonce' Perform Musical Tribute on SNL Anniversary Special


Martin Short, currently starring in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY, joined Beyoncé (played by Maya Rudolph) to reminisce about SNL's best musical acts on last night's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL. Below, watch the duo perform with some help from Garth & Kat (Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig), Marty & Bobbi Culp (Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer), Opera Man (Adam Sandler), KING TUT (Steve Martin) and The Blues Brothers (Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd).

NBC's three-hour live special last night featured past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run. The roster included Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers. SNL remains one of the highest-rated comedies on television.

Martin Short's funny and heartfelt memoir, I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend, was published this month by HarperCollins. An accomplished stage actor, Short won a Tony and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in the revival of Little Me. He was also nominated for a Tony and took home an Outer Critics Circle Award for the musical version of Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl. Short co-wrote and starred in Fame Becomes Me, promptingThe New York Times to describe Short as "a natural for live musicals, a limber singer and dancer who exudes a fiery energy that makes you want to reach for your sunglasses."

Short returned to television in an Emmy-nominated role for the mini-series MERLIN and as host of The Martin Short Show, which garnered him seven Emmy nominations. He also wrote, produced and starred in three comedy specials, winning two Cable ACE awards and an Emmy. In 2001, he launched the critically acclaimed Primetime Glick, garnering another five Emmy nominations. Short was nominated for his nineteenth Emmy award in 2010 for his work as the lawyer Leonard Winstone on the critically acclaimed FX series Damages.

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