Martin Short Reveals the Origins of Ed Grimley to Conan

Comedy legend Martin Short paid a visit to Conan O’Brien’s TBS talk show last night. Amongst other things, Short shared how he came up with his Ed Grimley character, which he used to do while getting out of the shower nude to weird out his wife. I’m sure a lot of classic comedy characters were created the same way. Hit the jump for the other half of the interview, in which Short tells stories about his run-ins with Paul McCartney, George W. Bush, and Irish people.

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