Oh how I love stand-up comedy. And oh how I *heart* Demetri Martin.
Demetri Martin launches potentially the most important TV show ever of all time, “Important Things with Demetri Martin,” a sketch comedy series premiering tonight Wednesday, February 11 at 10:30 p.m.
Stand-up comedian, Emmy®-losing writer and all-around person, Demetri Martin is the creator, executive producer and star of the series.
In this sketch comedy, Martin mixes stand-up comedy, sketches, animation, studio bits, and music to explore one “important thing” per episode – like Power, Safety or Chairs. Demetri’s jokes, drawings and hair will play major roles in the series. There are also some celebrity cameos by David Cross, Amanda Peet, and Martin’s “Daily Show” colleague John Oliver.
Demetri Martin dropped out of NYU School of Law to pursue comedy. Since then, he has performed in most of the English-speaking countries in the world (not in South Africa or New Zealand, though) and won trophies for comedy in America, Scotland and Australia.
Martin was a staff writer for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and has appeared on a lot of late-night television shows, both onstage and in the audience. He made a stand-up CD/DVD, “These Are Jokes,” which was released via COMEDY CENTRAL Records® in 2006 and his “Trendspotting with Demetri Martin” has been a featured segment on the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” since December 2005.
Martin was featured in his own one-hour stand-up special for COMEDY CENTRAL, “Demetri Martin. Person.” Future projects for Martin include the lead role in the upcoming Ang Lee film, “Taking Woodstock,” for Focus Features (slated for release this summer). He is writing the feature script, “Will,” for Paramount Pictures. He is also co-writing, with James Bobin, the feature script, “The Moon People,” for Sony Pictures with Mosaic Media Producing.
Martin is also planning to clean up his apartment some time in 2009.