Demetri Martin Coming to WHBPAC, 8/31
The ingeniously brilliant standup comic Demetri Martin performs at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $60, $75, $90 and are available online at www.whbpac.org.
America's foremost practitioner of nerd humor, Demetri Martin is best known for his deadpan one-liners and insightful observations. He comes armed with his signature large notepad filled with humorous drawings, funny charts, graphs, drawings and even the occasional musical interlude.
Demetri Martin grew up on the Jersey Shore in Toms River, New Jersey. He attended Yale before receiving a full scholarship to study law at New York University. "I found it interesting for the first three weeks," he says, "[but] by the fourth week, I found it tedious. I got bored and grew restless." It was during this time that Demetri Martin began exploring comedy, drawing influence from comedians like Steven Wright, Steve Martin, and Mitch Hedberg.
His big break came in 2001 when he appeared on Comedy Central's stand-up showcase Premium Blend. After that, he took his show on the road to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and won the coveted Perrier Comedy Award in 2003 for his one-man show If I... Martin then landed a writing gig on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination, and has also been a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
On Comedy Central, Martin created and starred in the series Important Things with Demetri Martin, and appeared in his first hour-long stand-up special, Demetri Martin. Person. Martin also has released a stand-up comedy album called These Are Jokes, and starred in the Ang Lee film Taking Woodstock.
Martin's This is a Book by Demetri Martin is a New York Times Bestseller, and his writing has been featured in publications including The New Yorker, Wired Magazine, and Playboy. His new book, Point Your Face at This, introduces fans and readers to his unique brand of long-form humor writing.