Harold Ramis

'Great News' star Andrea Martin is having a major career moment

'Great News' star Andrea Martin is having a major career moment

More than four decades into a prolific career in film, TV and theater, Andrea Martin is having a major career moment.

Currently in production on the third season of the caustic Hulu comedy “Difficult People,” the actress, 70 and fabulous, can also be seen in “Great News,” which premiered this week on NBC. In the sitcom, from executive producer Tina Fey, she plays Carol, an overbearing sixtysomething mom who gets an internship at the news show where her grown daughter is a producer.

For someone who won a Tony four years ago for fearlessly flying on a trapeze in “Pippin,” off-stage Martin is endearingly self-effacing and excitable. Over eggs and coffee at a cafe on the Upper...

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