Demetri Martin is an American comedian, actor, artist and a musician. He is known for his stand-up comedy in his Comedy Central show “Important Things with Demetri Martin” as well as his contributions on “The Daily Show”. He is also known for Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Demetri Martin. Person. He was born in New York City, New York. He is a Greek American. He has a younger brother named Spyro.
During high-school, Demetri referred to himself as a nerd. He spent most of his school days studying his puzzle books and teaching himself a set of ‘useless talents’ such as juggling, riding a unicycle, and being ambidextrous. From the sixth grade, he ran for president or vice-president and won every year. After that, he went to Yale University and graduated in 1995. He then applied for Harvard Law School, but even after being accepted, he went to New York University School of Law, where he received a full scholarship. He withdrew from low school before the start of his final year, opting to persue comedy over finishing his Juris Doctor.
Martin quotes “I got into stand-up because I love stand-up. Specifically in stand-up, I love jokes. I love short, structured ideas and a punchline.” He began by performing at the Boston Comedy Club in New York. He worked at temp jobs, then become a full-time proofreader, do hundreds of stand-up shows, some comedy festivals, a couple of writing jobs, some screenplays, two pilot scripts, and about twenty minutes of Pilates.
The world first caught Martin exquisite comedic talents when they first saw him on Comedy Central’s stand up showcase “Premium Blend”. In 2003, he won the Perrier Award with his show If I…. From 2003-04, he wrote for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. In 2005, he was credited as a contributor on The Daily Show. As of 2014, he is no longer a contributor of The Daily Show. In 2009, he hosted and starred in his own TV show “Important Things With Demetri Martin” on Comedy Central.
Martin has recorded a comedy album titled “These Are Jokes”. He has also starred in Fountains of Wayne music video for “Someone to Love”, a video for the Travis single “Selfish Jean”, the season finale of the HBO series Flight of the Concords, etc. He also likes to tour a lot to spread his comedic genius throughout America.