Video: High-Flying Martin Short Serenades Late Show Audience

Martin Short just raised the bar on how to make an entrance.

On Thursday’s Late Show with David Letterman, the funnyman/Mulaney survivor came swooping in from the rafters, parodying the classic Frank Sinatra ditty, “Fly Me To The Moon,” with the aptly titled “Fly Me Through the Room.” Afterwards, Letterman insisted that his friend receive a standing ovation.

That appearance marked Short’s record-setting 29th appearance on The Late Show, and 42nd overall sit-down with the longtime host. (Prior to Letterman’s CBS run, Short appeared 13 times on NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman between 1982 and 1993.) It is unknown if he will “swing” by again before Letterman signs off on May 20.

Short can next be seen as a guest on the SNL 40th Anniversary special, airing Sunday, Feb. 15.

So hit the PLAY button below. We promise, if this doesn’t put a smile on your face today, nothing else will.


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