By Alin K. Gregorian
SAN FRANCISCO — For anyone who is a fan of comedy, Andrea Martin’s name is a familiar one.
From her early television presence on the Canadian sketch show “SCTV,” where a host of insane characters people the headquarters of a fictitious television station, to her recent turn on Broadway, Martin has gone from strength to strength in her four decades entertaining audiences.
The actress and comedienne, who divides her time between New York and Toronto, jokes that she is often thought to be Jewish and Canadian, but indeed, she is an Armenian and a Mainer. “I don’t think I said I was Jewish. It is just that no one knew I was Armenian and it was easy for people to assume it,” she said.