“Important Things With Demetri Martin” is a stream-of-consciousness sketch and variety show from comedian Demetri Martin. Each episode focuses on a single topic through the prism of Demetri’s specific point of view, whether it’s Brains, Chairs or Coolness. Released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, “Important Things With Demetri Martin: Season One” DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, September 8 and will also be available at http://shop.comedycentral.com.
“Important Things With Demetri Martin: Season One” DVD is a single disc and features the following bonus features: deleted sketches, commentaries, a free tiny poster and other bonus things.
Stand-up comedian, Emmy -losing writer and all-around person, Demetri Martin is the creator, executive producer and star of “Important Things with Demetri Martin.” In this sketch comedy series, Martin mixes stand-up comedy, sketches, animation, studio bits and music to explore one “important thing” per episode – like Power, Safety or Games. For example, Martin explored the subject of “Timing.” The episode included a sketch about a man who uses time travel to meet women, a sketch about an actor with terrible timing, plus cartoons, jokes and a performance piece that all relate to “Timing.” Martin’s jokes, drawings and hair all appear in the series. There are also some celebrity cameos by
Amanda Peet and Martin’s “Daily Show” colleague,
Demetri Martin (www.demetrimartin.com) dropped out of NYU School of Law to pursue comedy. Since then, he has performed in most of the English-speaking countries in the world (not in South Africa or New Zealand, though) and won trophies for comedy in America, Scotland and Australia. Martin was a staff writer for “Late Night with
Conan O’Brien” and has appeared on a lot of late-night television shows. He made a stand-up CD/DVD, “These Are Jokes,” which was released via COMEDY CENTRAL Records in 2006 and his “Trendspotting with Demetri Martin” has been a featured segment on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Daily Show with
Jon Stewart” since December 2005. Martin was featured in his own one-hour stand-up special for COMEDY CENTRAL, “Demetri Martin. Person.” (which was also released on DVD by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment).
Future projects for Martin include the lead role in the upcoming Ang Lee film, “Taking Woodstock,” for Focus Features which is slated for release on August 28, 2009. He is writing the feature script, “Will,” for Paramount Pictures. He is also co-writing, with James Bobin, the feature script, “The Moon People,” for Sony Pictures with Mosaic Media Producing. Martin is also planning to clean up his apartment some time in 2009.
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