08/26/2015 04:00 EDT

Martin Short's Canadian Career: Actor Reveals Inspiration Behind Jiminy Glick

"I’ve always had a Canadian career and Canadians are like the British: we do all mediums at once and that’s what makes it interesting."

Canadian comedian Martin Short says he loves "coming back home" to Canada.

Although the SCTV and Saturday Night Live alumnus resides in Los Angeles, Short comes back to his cottage in Muskoka, Ont. every summer. The comedian says he mimics his year after a school year and takes the summer months to relax and unwind.

Watch our sit-down interview with Short above and find out why he considers his career "Canadian", his dealing with success, and how his time at Second City influenced one of his most influential characters, Jiminy Glick.

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