April 3, 2003
A fixture of the New York alternative comedy circuit, Martin is a standout in a stellar stand-up community. His sets are a variable mix of music, foreign language, and Jack Handey-ish observations that lead Time Out NY to call him The Best New Voice in Stand-Up. They went even further to say "You might have seen Demetri on late night talk shows, but a four-minute set doesn't do justice to a man who can make a poem from the words on a Rolling Rock label, create palindromes of epic strength, and craft one-liners as exquisitely artful as they are funny."
In January, Martin was profiled in the New Yorker and was recently named Variety Magazine's "It" comedian.
He has appeared on both Late Night with David Letterman and Conan O'Brien, and opposite Robert DeNiro in Analyze That.
Before sitting for a chat, Martin performed his one-man show If I..., which in February won him the Aspen Comedy Festivals' Jury Award in the One Person Show category, and later, the Perrier Award at the Edinburg Fringe Festival, awards that are kinda' a big deal...