Steve Martin and Martin Short Take Comedy Nerds to Heaven With Their Netflix Special

When Three Amigos premiered in 1986, Saturday Night Live was in its ’80s slump, Seinfeld had yet to rewrite the sitcom, and the term “alt-comedy” was but a twinkle in the eye of sleep-deprived youngsters obsessed with David Letterman and their ever-deteriorating Monty Python VHS tape collection.

The movie, starring Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, and Martin Short, was a critical flop in its time. Roger Ebert gave it a one-star rating, writing, “The ideas to make Three Amigos into a good comedy are here, but the madness is missing.”

Entertainment – Esquire

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