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Five Facts: Demetri Martin

Posted 8th April 2019

Get to know the American comic ahead of his gig at The London Palladium.

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1) He’s been around the chat show circuit

Demetri started out as a staff writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien before becoming a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Most recently, the comic has performed snippets of his shows on The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Ellen Show.

2) His comedy is award-winning

Demetri won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2003 for his one-man show If I, and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2006, his show Dr. Earnest Parrot Presents Demetri Martin won Australia’s prestigious Barry Award.

3) By the way, he’s also a New York Times best-selling author

To get a flavour of Demetri’s unique humour, check out Point Your Face at This: DrawingsThis is a Book or If It’s Not Funny, It’s Art. The books feature hundreds of illustrations and witty one liners that’s sure to make you giggle from page to page.

4) Anecdotal isn’t his style when it comes to his live shows. 

Speaking to The Huffington Post, Demetri said, “People are really good at telling stories and making them funny. And then people see that and go, ‘Oh, I’ll just tell my story. I got it now!’ And it’s like, but you gotta be good at it though! Like anything else. It seems like it’s an easy way to fill time sometimes. Like ‘Oh, alright, I’ll go tell that story about going to a party and having to fart and holding it in for 20 minutes.’ OK, yeah, sure, maybe we should all be quiet and listen to that story, but I don’t know; It just better be really interesting.”

5) You can find him on Netflix

You can catch two of Demetri’s shows on the streaming site, Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time) and The Overthinker. Binge watch until your heart’s content.

Demetri Martin comes to The London Palladium on Tue 18 February 2020. Get tickets here.