Saturday, January 10, 2009

demetri martin, "important things"

After seeing a commercial for Demetri Martin's upcoming "Important Things" on Comedy Central (eek!), I had to figure out what it's all about... especially since the commercial was just him waltzing with a guitar and harmonica.

Via The Futon Critic:
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, January 9, 2009 -- Demetri Martin launches potentially the most important TV show ever of all time, "Important Things with Demetri Martin," a sketch comedy series premiering on Wednesday, February 11 at 10:30 p.m.

Stand-up comedian, Emmy-losing writer and all-around person, Demetri Martin is the creator, executive producer and star of "Important Things with Demetri Martin." In this sketch comedy series, Martin mixes stand-up comedy, sketches, animation, studio bits, and music to explore one "important thing" per episode - like Power, Safety or Chairs. Demetri's jokes, drawings and hair will play major roles in the series. There are also some celebrity cameos by David Cross, Amanda Peet, and Martin's "Daily Show" colleague John Oliver.

"Important Things with Demetri Martin" is the second series pick-up under COMEDY CENTRAL's first-look agreement with Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions, Inc. The show is produced by Busboy in association with One Verse, Inc. and is executive produced by Stewart and Martin. Rich Korson and Chris McShane are the executives in charge of production for Busboy. Dan Powell is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
Personally, I'm looking forward to the episode about chairs. I think chairs look silly, and I know Demetri Martin will tap into the undiscovered comedy gold hidden in the existence of chairs. Below is a youtube clip from his show "Person," in which he also incorporates musical and artistic sketches. As evidenced by the clip below, his drawings are hilarious. Visual puns are brilliant. Best part? Pillow vs. Pillow = Crazy Awesome.

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