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Monday, January 30, 2012

Demetri Martin presents comedic data at The Punchline

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM

My first introduction to Demetri Martin occurred when the young, deadpan actor/musician/comedian played "key-tar" opposite Todd Barry as the one-hit wonder band The Crazy Dogs on an episode of "Flight of the Conchords." Martin starred in Ang Lee's 1960s nostalgia flick Taking Woodstock, but his acting appearances have never done justice to his unique brand of whimsy as a stand-up performer. His comic approach often emulates the surreal one-liners of Steven Wright, at times accompanying himself on guitar or keyboard. Martin particularly likes to break down cliches or comedic concepts using visual aids, as if delivering the world's funniest TED Talk. Here he is analyzing the adage, "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones:"

Martin performs at The Punchline tonight, Jan. 30, for one-night only.

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