By Ernio Hernandez
15 Apr 2003
|Photo by Al Levine|
"Primetime Glick" is a talk show hosted by Short's alter ego, Jiminy Glick, a 300-pound Hollywood legend backed by harp-playing bandleader Adrien Van Voorhees (played by Michael McKean). The portly host interviews A-list celebrities without doing any background research and often eats during the chat while spouting off about his own life with wife Dixie (played by Jan Hooks).
The show's third season will debut with guests Brendan Fraser and Ice Cube on the cable network April 30 at 10:30 PM (ET). (Check local listings.) Other stars scheduled to make appearances this season include Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld," Jerome Robbins' Broadway), Lorraine Bracco ("The Sopranos," The Graduate), Mel Brooks ("Young Frankenstein," The Producers), Ellen DeGeneres ("Ellen"), Chris Elliot ("There's Something About Mary"), Brad Garrett ("Everybody Loves Raymond"), Jimmy Kimmel ("The Man Show"), Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace," The Music Man), tennis pro John McEnroe, Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace," How To Succeed...), Tim Robbins ("Bull Durham," The Guys), Rob Schneider ("Saturday Night Live"), film director Steven Spielberg ("E.T.," "Schindler's List"), Sharon Stone ("Basic Instinct") and Elijah Wood ("Lord of the Rings").
In conjunction with the third season debut, Comedy Central Home Video will release "The Best of 'Primetime Glick'," May 6. The DVD includes interviews with previous guests and some additional footage not aired. Past guests have included Billy Crystal, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Dennis Miller, Bill Maher, Regis Philbin, Molly Shannon, Nathan Lane, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Ben Stiller, Rebecca Romijn Stamos, Jeff Goldblum, Rosie O'Donnell, Julia Louis Dreyfus and David Duchovny.
Martin Short won the Tony Award for his Broadway turn in Little Me and was also nominated for The Goodbye Girl. Both Short and his guest Alexander are set to star in the Los Angeles staging of Brooks' The Producers, for an eight-month run at the Pantages Theatre, starting May 2.