Demetri Martin, New York’s sensational and multi talented comedian is bringing his indelible comedy to the Gramercy Theater!
Demetri Martin was born in New York in 1973 and is a stand up comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer, and humorist. He dropped out of law school (he had a full scholarship from the New York University School of Law) in his final year to pursue a career in comedy (a decision his family strongly opposed). He said in an interview, “It’s weird to make a decision where everyone in your life disapproves, pretty vocally and directly…They asked, ‘Why don’t you just get the degree so you can have it?’ And I said, You don’t understand. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do and now I know. I have the answer and it’s dumb to waste any more time.” His stand up style spans many genres such as surreal humor, musical comedy, wit, wordplay, observational comedy, sketch comedy, alternative comedy, and deadpan comedy. His breakthrough came in 2001 with an appearance on Comedy Central's stand-up showcase Premium Blend. He went on to have a stellar career with 6 comedy albums and he’s received many accolades including a Perrier Comedy Award (at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and a Barry Award (for best show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival).
Don’t miss your chance to see this artist with his charismatic stage antics and unique brand of comedy!