Martin Short’s coming to Seattle for a Gilda’s Club benefit event!

Odds are there’s someone in your life — your family, your circle of friends, your coworkers, maybe even you — who’s been touched by cancer. You may already be familiar with Gilda’s Club Seattle, the non-profit named for legendary Saturday Night Live icon Gilda Radner, who died from ovarian cancer in 1989.

Their mission:

To ensure that no one has to face cancer alone. Gilda’s Club offers a community based program of social, emotional and educational support for men, women, teens and children living with cancer along with their families and friends.

A great organization, and they’re having a big fundraising event this Friday May 1. It’s their 18th Annual Surviving With Style Fashion Show & Luncheon, where cancer survivors celebrate life and model fashions from local boutiques. It’s fun, it’s positive, and you know they’re not going to take things too seriously because the special guest this year will be comedian/actor Martin Short. (He and Gilda dated back in the day, and his own wife Nancy died from ovarian cancer herself in 2010.)

The Surviving With Style Fashion Show & Luncheon will be thie Friday, May 1 at The Westin Seattle. Tickets are $150.00 per person and the details are here.

I had a chance to talk with Martin Short about the event, which was the serious part of our conversation, and then we had some showbiz chat, too. Listen here:

And just in case you haven’t seen Martin’s alter ego Jiminy Glick, check out this little piece of magic with Jimmy Fallon from last year:

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