Creator / Demetri Martin

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Demetri Evan Martin (born May 25, 1973) is an American Post Modern stand-up comedian, director, actor, artist, musician, and writer. His comedy features a blend of jokes, illustrations, animation, and music. He previously appeared on a recurring segment of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart called "Trendspotting," which lampooned youth culture. He starred in his own Comedy Central series, Important Things with Demetri Martin, and has a starring role in Ang Lee's film Taking Woodstock and currently voices Ice Bear in Cartoon Network's We Bare Bears.


His work features examples of:

  • Fun with Palindromes: He wrote a 224-word palindrome for "If I" And a 500-word one for This is a Book.
  • Fruit Cart: One chapter in his book is set in the point of view of a cart merchant.
  • I Have Many Names: What, Hear, Demetrocles, and Da Mici, among others.
  • Logic Bomb: The Parodoxotaur It only exists if you don't believe it exists, but it doesn't exist if you do believe it exists.
  • Older Than They Look: Martin looks like he should still be in high school (or the early half of college), but he's actually 44.
  • Precision F-Strike: Known to use this at times.
    "I was in a card store, and they had cards that said "Get well soon." [Bleep] that. Get well now.
  • Raised Lighter Tribute: "I keep a lighter in my back pocket all the time. I'm not a smoker. I just really like certain songs."
  • Something Completely Different: First show: "These Are Jokes", where he simply strums and tells many little gags one after the other. Second show: "If I", an hour-long monologue about palindromes, his stint in law school, and coming to terms with having a lot of useless talents.


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