Demetri Martin is a master of the one-liner. His jokes are as intelligent as his timing is perfect. It’s no wonder that his star has been steadily growing brighter since he first burst on to the comedy scene in 2001 when he first appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” Since then, he’s written for hugely popular shows like “The Daily Show” and even had his own series with “Important Things with Demetri Martin.” Now, Martin is hitting the road again for his latest tour, “The Persistence of Jokes” and you can catch one of the smartest men in comedy today live at The Paramount Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Martin’s style is a throwback to the one-liner jokes of yesterday. He pays homage to greats like Henny Youngman, but infuses each brilliant quip with his own style and dry delivery that makes him a true standout in today’s comedy scene. Once Martin got his big break at Comedy Central, word began to spread. It wasn’t long before he was writing for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” or recording his own stand-up special for Comedy Central. In addition to his snappy one-liners, Martin also has a well-known and hysterical bit in which he uses simple drawings as visual aids in his jokes. He also plays the guitar and often shares some music as accompaniment to his banter.
If you didn’t catch Demetri Martin during one his stand-up specials, you may have seen a few episodes of his own series, “Important Things with Demetri Martin” which aired for two seasons. You may have also seen him on “The Daily Show” during a segment called “Trendspotting” or one of the many social networking segments that were featured on the popular television show. He’s even been seen on “Flight of the Conchords” and was in 2002’s hit “Analyze That.”
If you love Martin’s trademark style and brilliant humor, then you’ll want to grab your tickets early to see him live at the Paramount Theatre. He will only be doing one show on January 17 at 8:00 p.m. so you know tickets will sell out fast. Tickets start at $29.50 and are on sale now. If you haven’t heard of Demetri Martin before, then you’ll definitely want to check out some of his hilarious material, because you’ll be lining up for tickets to see him in person before you know it. This is one fantastic comedian who’s star will continue to rise.