The cast of Hulu’s hit show “Only Murders in the Building” brought the house down on Monday as they gleefully roasted each other from the stage at the Emmy Awards.
The show’s stars — Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, and Martin Short — stepped up to present the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, but before they got down to the business of reading the nominees, they reached cracked a few jokes at the others’ expense.
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“No really, what an audience you are,” Short began, gesturing to the crowd before taking a quick potshot at former President Donald Trump. “I wish I could box you up and take you home … like classified White House documents.
As the audience laughed and applauded, Martin turned toward Gomez and asked pointedly, “Selena, how much time do we have left?”
Gomez pondered for a moment before answering, “I don’t know, with a good diet and exercise, maybe 10, 12 years.”
That prompted a loud laugh from Short — and laughter from the audience as well — but Martin tried to keep a straight face as he delivered the next crack.
“Earlier tonight, as I was walking the red carpet I have at home —” he paused as the audience chuckled. “I thought, what’s the difference between movies versus television? And I realized, well, Marty can get work in television.”
“Aww, thanks, Steve,” Short replied as the crowd laughed again. “I’ve always been curious. Does it bother you when people come up to you and say, ‘[gasp] Big fan, Angela Lansbury’?”
The crowd roared, but Gomez chimed in once more: “You know what I love about working with these guys?”
There was a smattering of laughter as Gomez paused dramatically before answering, “No paparazzi. Ever.”
The trio’s hit show, Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” is described on IMDb (Internet Movie Database) as follows: “Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves caught up in one.” The show was nominated for 17 Emmys in total and won three.
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“I just have to say that being here tonight with Steve Martin and Martin Short is the frosting on the giant, glorious cake of working with them on ‘Only Murders in the Building,’” Gomez said, making it clear that the onstage ribbing was all in good fun.