Demetri Martin started doing stand-up comedy in New York City. Then he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien. After that he became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He won the Barry Award at Australia’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2006 for his third one-man show Dr. Earnest Parrot Presents Demetri Martin.
Demetri has released two standup comedy albums and three hour-long standup comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix in 2015 titled Demetri Martin Live (at the time). He created and starred in his own television series for Comedy Central called Important Things with Demetri Martin.
Martin has appeared in several feature films and television shows, including Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock and Showtime’s House of Lies. Demetri’s first two books, This Is a Book by Demetri Martin and Point Your Face at This are both New York Times Bestsellers. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy and Esquire. Demetri recently wrote and directed his first feature film, titled Dean, which he is currently editing. He has brown hair and he is allergic to peanuts.