a particular day

January 21, 2005

Demetri Martin

For a laugh

I’ve mentioned how the TV sits dark most of the time. The thing that’s most on the screen is the reflection of lamps in the living room.

I turned it on this past weekend though and just let Comedy Central provide some noise. It was a string of stand-up comedians.

One fella in particular though, stood out from the pack. His delivery was semi-deadpan and his schtick was not easy to categorize. He had a penchant for words, twisting them around much like Steven Wright but with a sunnier disposition. At one point he used a poster sized pad for visual gimmicks and toward the end he broke out a guitar.

I couldn’t write down enough things, but luckily, there’s the internet. He’s got a handful of clips on his site along with lots of other fun tidbits.

In other news, it’s snowing in Cincinnati.

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Posted by: club minneapolis comedy Acme | May 6, 2008 5:39:48 PM

he is so fucking awsome i looked up all his stuff and he is erally hot (without a beard) and he is really funny and i loved the joke about swimming....sometimes i don't know if i'm swimming for fun or swimming now to die...hahahahaha
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Posted by: lexi | Jun 17, 2006 8:47:14 PM

A while back I remember seeing this man on Late Night w/ Conan O'brien (armed with his guitar and nonchalant humor). He was down right halarious. The only thing that sucked was that I didn't catch his name. Last night, I was flipping through the channels and saw that Comedy Central Presents was on. I don't usually watch it but this time I thought "what the hay". It's him!! Demetri Martin is the funniest man alive! He's brilliant. Literally the best comedian i've ever listened to. Everyone should see his show.

Posted by: Rachel | May 25, 2005 7:37:19 PM

I saw that same show too. Man, I was not expecting to experience really good, tears rolling down my face funny. :)

Posted by: glitzier | Jan 21, 2005 1:48:25 PM

Much the same, I rarely watch TV but did happen to see his bit last weekend too.

Odd but quite funny. I liked "employee of the month -- the only time you can be both a loser and a winner at the same time"

Posted by: b | Jan 21, 2005 8:22:31 AM



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