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Page from Demetri Martin’s joke journal    (© Demetri Martin)

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Demetri Martin: Comedian

By Demetri Martin

Underground comedian Demetri Martin surrenders pages from one of the joke journals he always carries along with him for jotting down examples of his idiosyncratic observational humor.

Demetri Martin is an actor and stand-up comedian based in New York City. He was a contributor on The Daily Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien from 2004 to 2006, and had his own Comedy Central show, Important Things With Demetri Martin, from 2009 to 2010. Martin, who attended Yale University and New York University School of Law, starred in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock (2009); his publication This Is A Book was published in 2011.