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Friday, April 25, 2014

Demetri Martin

By Shepherd Express Staff
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A 40 year old who’s probably still carded at bars, the eternally boyish Demetri Martin has emerged as one of Comedy Central’s house comedians, having contributed to “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and released three stand-up albums through the station’s label before starring in a program of his own, “Important Things With Demetri Martin,” a loosely themed half-hour of stand-up, prop and sketch comedy. “I wonder if there were any Goths in Gothic times,” Martin pondered in a typical joke, with a delivery that suggests a youthful, less depressive Steven Wright. The biggest difference between the two, of course, is that Wright never used a large drawing pad to illustrate his jokes. That prop has become Martin’s signature.

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