Demetri Martin is not a rock star comedian. He doesn’t have great hair, strut around the stage with confidence and swagger, or brag about his personal exploits on stage. His stage persona is irreverent, awkward, and different. He also is one of the funniest stand-up comedians in the world.
Martin is probably best known for his contributors as a Daily Show correspondent and Comedy Central show (since cancelled) Important Things With Demetri Martin. Fans on stand-up will likely also recognize his well-received stand-up specials Demetri Martin, Person, and These Are Jokes. Now off television, Martin is in the midst of his three-month tour, “The Persistence Of Jokes”.
Martin’s witty, relatively clean, and off-beat sense of humor will be a favorite amongst any fans of not-totally-mainstream comedy. To preview what to expect from a Martin show, I recommend viewing his animated short about a professor in “Mythozoology”, the study of imaginary animals. The video features examples of “lesser-known” imaginary creatures such as the “Paradoxataur” which as Martin explains “is a mysterious creature that is to exist only if you don’t believe it, but if you do believe it exists, then it doesn’t. Tends to haunt students of logic and babies. Form unknown.” Martin sometimes uses musical accompaniment he plays himself when doing stand-up, and has been known to feature audience participation as well.
Demetri Martin will be performing at the Barrymore Theater on Friday, 2/6. Doors open at 6 PM and the show starts at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased here.