“The studiously ambidextrous, palindrome-spewing, fractal-loving, perfect-joke-crafting Demetri Martin finally arrives.”NEW YORK MAGAZINE
And Demetri Martin’s career is smart. Starring in Ang Lee’s movie Taking Woodstock. Writing in The New York Times Magazine. Creating the highly creative Comedy Central show Important Things With Demetri Martin. Authoring a new book, This is a Book.
From stand-up beginnings in 2001 on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend to winning the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2003, Martin was soon marked for greatness. Conan O’Brian snapped him up as resident writer after Edinburgh, and before too long he was hosting his own TV comedy specials.
Jumping to even greater acclaim as a regular contributor to Jon Stewart’s phenomenally successful The Daily Show in 2005, it was there that he cemented his reputation as the comedic voice of the next generation – as their Youth Correspondent hosting uber-cool segments like Trendspotting.
Totally plugged in to the new world of social media, using drawing, music, graphs, charts and Powerpoint on stage, this is new comedy for the 21st Century, with real intelligence, a razor wit and gloriously unexpected punchlines that will leave your head spinning.
Venue: Opera Theatre
Dates: Sunday 4 September 2011 ”