Martin Short in Concert and Dinner at Hog Haus!

Note from the mamas: Congratulations to Hazel Boyd, mama of three! She wins the Martin Short tickets and dinner at Hog Haus. We know you’ll have lots of laughs, Hazel!

This is a HUGE opportunity, mamas. The winner of this week’s giveaway will not only get to eat dinner at Hog Haus Brewing Company on Dickson Street, she’ll also waltz across the street afterward to pick up her two free tickets to see Martin Short live in concert at the Walton Arts Center!! He’ll be performing there at 7 p.m. on February 15th.  This would be a great one-day-late Valentine’s outing or an awesome girls’ night out with a good friend who loves to laugh. Tickets to this show sell for $68 each, so two tickets plus dinner would normally cost well over $150!

It’s not everyday that you get to see one of the great comedy legends in action. Martin Short, who has won a Tony and an Emmy,  has a LONG list of funny characters that he’s known for — the Three Amigos, Ed Grimley, Primetime Glick, and one of our personal favorites, “Franck” from the movie Father of the Bride. He’ll revisit some of his most famous characters during his variety show which will definitely keep you laughing.

If you’re a child of the 80’s like we are, you may also remember Martin Short on Saturday Night Live. Loved him on that show, “I must say…”. (Insert Ed Grimley’s voice here.) We also really enjoyed his nervous but lovable character in the movie Innerspace with co-stars Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan.

ABOUT THE FOOD: The Hog Haus Brewery Company has a special place in my heart. I met my husband in this beautiful building during a blind date in 1997. Hog Haus has become a Dickson Street landmark and is one of the best places to eat when you’re headed to a Walton Arts Center show since it’s literally just steps away from the theater.

Hog Haus is locally owned and has one of those menus that’s sure to please just about everybody. You can choose from steaks, chicken, pork, burgers and salads. The Sweet & Spicy Shrimp sounds tempting, as does the Basil Pasta, the New York Cheesecake or the Root Beer Float. We love having too many great choices when it comes to dinner on the town!

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the hat for this drawing, click the orange comment button below and tell us which Martin Short character (or movie or skit or tv show) you like best.  We’re voting for Franck in the Father of the Bride movies.

Or you can also enter by telling us your favorite thing to eat or drink at Hog Haus Brewing Company. (We vote Basil Pasta on this one!) Click here to see their menu. You can also enter the giveaway via email by sending your answer to

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: As always, we give “extra credit” to moms who help us spread the word about the awesome giveaways. Send an e-mail about the giveaway to your friends, and we’ll give you an extra chance to win for each friend you tell. Simple as that. Be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

Good luck in the giveaway! We’ll pick a winner AT RANDOM at the end of the week!


  1. I love Martin Short! I don’t think I could choose! I love Ed Grimmley, and Innerspace was awesome. I think my favorite would have to be Pure Luck and of course The Escape Claus! My youngest loves him in The new PBS show The Cat in The Hat Knows a lot About That!

  2. OMG! Martin Short in Father of the Bride II was my favorite!!!! The whole scene when he finds out the mom is pregnant at the OBGYN office, I about peed my pants!!!!! How frantic he was when the dad fell asleep (b/c of the pills Martin gave him) and ‘Frank’ had to go to the hospital…hilarious!!! Father of the Bride II gets my vote!!!!
    Makes me remember of everything I went through during my first babyshower and birth!!!!!

  3. We love to eat there! Our favorite thing to order are the yummy hamburgers!!

  4. I like everything that I have seen Martin Short in and love everything thing I’ve eaten or drank at Hog Haus, so this was easy! Would love an opportunity to enjoy them both!

  5. Frank from the Father of the Bride movies is one of my favorite Martin Short characters too!

  6. I like Frank from Father of the Bride, but I think the rest of my household would vote for the Cat in the Hat. : )

  7. I love Franck form Father of the Bride, but my husband LOVES Ned from the Three Amigos! He is such a comic pro! Thanks!

  8. I think he is great in all his roles, but, 3 Amigos is where I remember seeing him first!

  9. NOTHING compares w/ his ‘Father of the Bride’ performance, but he has done some incredible voice-overs as well! Hilarious, talented actor!

  10. I’d say Martin Short in Father of the Bride as well! Now we always have our “cack” for birthdays and special occasions.

    After being cooped up with our 3 kids for a whole week due to the weather, this mom and dad could sure use a date night out–FREE!


  11. Oh…this is an EASY one! Father of the Bride was his greatest acting moment by far! What a fun date night! Still not sure what would be my favorite dish from Hog Haus, b/c I’ve never eaten there. But I’d love to try it!

  12. I love Martin Short’s early early work on TV in Canada…growing up there and being privy to that was extra special. If you are ever at Disney World slip into the movie at Epcot (Canadian pavilion) that features Martin Short explaining Canada to the world….it is hilarious and wonderful…and well its always good to know about your Neighbors to the North that bring you these funny guys!

  13. I think I would have to vote for Father of the Bride as well!! He was GREAT in that movie!!

  14. What a chance to see someone who’s as funny as Martin Short is. He’s a great comedian. Would love to see him in person.

  15. Ed Grimley without a doubt! I loved the cartoon, too! Would love to see Martin Short!

  16. I LOVE Martin Short! I hope we win!
    I think one of my all time favorites is Pure Luck, but I truly love them all. He’s hilarious!

    Thank you!

  17. I love Martin Short any time he’s paired with Steve Martin (like Father of the Bride!), but I first saw him in Three Amigos. He epitomizes comedy to me (and he’s one of my dad’s favorites!). Hog Haus salads and their reuben sandwich are always a toss up for me (with one of their awesome beers!).

  18. Most def. father of the bride! My hubby was so excited to see he was making it town. We heard about it on Regis and Kelly and both saidh “OH!!!!”. HOpe we win!

  19. I love the Ruben and the Blueberry Beer. Martin Short always cracks me up in any SNL skit. Hope my hubby and I win. Thanks.

  20. I LOVE Martin Short in Three Amigos. I have watched this movie a minimum of 3 dozen times in my life and with costars Steve Martin and Chevy Chase…pure comedic genius!!!

  21. I LOVE him in Clifford!! I laugh so hard I cry every time I watch that movie!!!

  22. Hard to pick a favorite Martin Short character. He takes everything to the next level! Never been to Hog Haus, but your basil pasta recommendation sounds great!

  23. I love Martin Short! His characters on SNL are probably my favorite, but I loved him in Pure Luck and in Three Fugitives and Three Amigos! He was hilarious in the Father of the Bride movies and did a great job in the Santa Clause 3 movie!! I would love to see him live!!

  24. Oh, Martin Short is hilarious in everything I’ve seen. I love him in Innerspace with Dennis Quaid, and the 3 Amigos! I think I’ve loved just about everything he’s ever done!

  25. Frahnk as he helped select the appropriate Cahck for the wedding. So glad when the final dinner menu included the “Chipper Chicken”!!!

  26. Loved him in the SNL short film about the brothers who were synchronized swimmers!

  27. We love Father of the Bride…make us giggle every time we watch. Can’t get enough. One of our favorites.

  28. Like most everyone, I also loved him as Franck in Father of the Bride. He was so ridiculously funny. I laugh just thinking about him. My son loved him as that fairy, Murray, in Simple Wish. He thought it was the funniest thing. I think he is also funny, though a bit more serious, in Jungle 2 Jungle. He’s just great! I hope we get these!

  29. I have always loved Martin Short! He was great on SNL! I would love a date night at Hog Haus for dinner!

  30. The Three Amigos is one of my all-time favorites, but, I, being a professional cake designer/decorator, must admit that I particularly LOVED him in Father of the Bride!

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