Short looks back in ‘Goes Home’
The question of nature versus nurture in Hamilton, Ont., is explored comically with I, Martin Short, Goes Home.
As Short asks, “The question I guess we pose is, would Mozart still be Mozart had he been raised in Winnipeg?”
I, Martin Short, Goes Home, which airs Tuesday, April 3 on CBC, is a one-hour “mockumentary” that sees the famous SCTV alumnus making a pilgrimage back to Hamilton. Nominally, it’s a bookend piece to his 1989 HBO special, I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood.
A fictionalized version of Short’s upbringing is the backdrop for I, Martin Short, Goes Home, wherein Short is keen on staging a benefit concert for an old childhood TV idol, played by Fred Willard. Former SCTV cast members Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty and Robin Duke also appear as various characters.