Maya and Marty are coming in May. NBC has announced the premiere date for their upcoming variety series, Maya and Marty in Manhattan.
The live variety show will feature Maya Rudolph and Martin Short in a series of sketches and musical performances.
Maya and Marty in Manhattan will premiere on May 31st at 10 p.m.
Check out the full details below:
NBC’S “MAYA AND MARTY IN MANHATTAN” JOINED BY KENAN THOMPSON AS STELLAR COMEDY FORCES GATHER FOR LIVE VARIETY SERIES
Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Thompson to Star in Hourlong Show From Executive Producer Lorne Michaels
Series Is Set to Premiere Tuesday, May 31 at 10 P.M. Immediately Following Two-Hour Season Premiere of “America’s Got Talent”
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 11, 2016 – NBC has announced a series order for “Maya and Marty in Manhattan,” an hourlong live variety show starring “Saturday Night Live” veteran Maya Rudolph and comedy legend Martin Short. Lorne Michaels will executive produce.
Kenan Thompson, who has been a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” for 13 seasons, will also star on the show, which will be aired live each week from NBC’s headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York.
The series will premiere Tuesday, May 31 at 10 p.m., immediately following the two-hour premiere of summer’s #1 reality series, “America’s Got Talent.”
“With their cumulative expertise and experience in live comedy, we couldn’t ask for a better trio to deliver what we know will be a fantastic show,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “Their respective accomplishments on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and beyond are extraordinary.”
The series will feature sketches that spoof current events, celebrities and topical trends, as well as musical performances. Among comedy circles, Rudolph and Short are considered two of the best sketch performers in the business and this collaboration will create a comedy one-two punch unlike any other on television.
Rudolph was a cast member of “SNL” for eight seasons (2000-07). On the film side, Rudolph appeared in “Bridesmaids,” which received two Oscar nominations, “Away We Go,” “The Way Way Back” and “Grown Ups.” She co-stars in the upcoming film “Mr. Pig,” which just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and lends her voice to the animated film “The Angry Birds Movie.”
Short is both a two-time Emmy and Tony Award winner (leading actor in a musical for the Broadway revival of “Little Me”) and one of the most beloved actor-comedians of his generation.
He first gained prominence as a writer and performer on the legendary Canadian skit-comedy series “SCTV” before moving on to “SNL” for the 1984-85 season. Short’s TV resume is filled with memorable comedic roles and on the big screen, Short has co-starred in such memorable comedies as the “Father of the Bride” franchise and “Three Amigos.”
“Maya and Marty in Manhattan” will be executive produced by Lorne Michaels. Matt Roberts, Erin David, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz, Sandy Wernick and John Lieberman will produce along with Rudolph and Short.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of either Maya Rudolph or Martin Short? Will you watch Maya and Marty in Manhattan?
Quit watching after astronaut , stupid not funny
Amazing that posts that do not Praise this stupid show, don’t pass the critics!
I posted earlier about a commercial that was aired on NBC advertising this show and the fact that I was appalled by the content and guess what? They deleted it. Wonder if this one will make it!
I watched the commercials for the upcoming show, they couldn’t have picked a homelier couple to put on prime time. No incentive there to watch! As for the proposed skit to make fun of Melania Trump, I found it in EXTREMELY poor taste. Wonder if they will be doing a skit on “We were DIRT POOR when we left the White House” Hillary Clinton or “I’m a NATIVE AMERICAN” Warren. This show looks to be nothing but trash and I won’t be watching, one more reason NOT to watch anything on NBC.
Keenan Thompson is not funny at all. Come on!! I cannot wait to see Maya and Marty…love them both so much. Why can’t it be just them with revolving guest stars? I believe Thompson is so ” not funny”, I am seriously debating on whether I will even watch. You better throw in a serious amount of Ed Grimley!
Then I read that Kenan is in it…and I got less excited. He’s just not funny and nowhere near the caliber of either Rudolph or Short…let alone the 2 of them combined.
I cannot WAIT to see these two together! I am so excited! Have been a big fan of both for years. I was able to see Martin Short on David Letterman live while visiting NYC some years ago. He sang “Springtime makes me want to cheat on my wife”. Hilarious, clever, irreverant and a joy!