Comedian Demetri Martin Performs at The VETS Tonight
Stand-up comedian, actor, and author Demetri Martin will bring his comedy tour The Persistence of Jokes to The VETS in Providence tonight, December 5th at 8:00pm. Tickets are $38. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online at www.TheVetsRI.com, by calling 401.421.ARTS (2787), or in person at the PPAC/The VETS box office located at 220 Weybosset St, Providence. Box Office Hours are M-F 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm. The VETS is located at One Avenue of the Arts. The VETS on-site Box Office is only open on show days.
Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O'Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He released a comedy album called These Are Jokes and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin. His first stand-up comedy special, Demetri Martin. Person is considered by many to be his longest and only hour-long stand-up comedy special. Martin has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh's Contagion and most lengthily in Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock. His first book, This Is a Book by Demetri Martin is a New York Times Bestseller.
The Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS) is a 1,900 seat theatre located in downtown Providence. The VETS is managed by Professional Facilities Management (PFM) and is part of the Rhode Island Convention and Entertainment Complex. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The VETS recently completed extensive renovations to make it a state of the art performance facility.