Important Things with Demetri Martin
|Important Things with Demetri Martin|
Important Things Intertitle
|Format||Sketch Comedy, Variety,
|Created by||Demetri Martin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||17 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Demetri Martin
Eric Slovin & Leo Allen (episode 4)
|Running time||21–23 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Busboy Productions
|Original channel||Comedy Central|
|Original run||February 11, 2009– April 15, 2010|
Important Things with Demetri Martin is a sketch-variety show that aired on Comedy Central starring comedian Demetri Martin. Each episode examined a single theme, the "important thing", such as timing, power, control and money. All sketches, short vignettes, animated segments and stand-up comedy were loosely related to the theme of the episode. The show was produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions, and contains stand-up, prop comedy and musical comedy by Martin, as well as taped sketches. Jon Stewart took an active role in editing the first few episodes.
In addition to Demetri's unconventional style of stand-up comedy, which he has performed for many years, there are several recurring segments on the show including:
Opening Act – In the opening of the show, Demetri Martin greets the audience and brings up the theme/topic of the show. This is followed with a short joke via flashcards. The card generally has play-buttons with a caption under them, which Demetri then reads and decides which one he will choose, usually "Jokes".
Good, Bad, Interesting – Demetri presents a good, a bad and an interesting reaction to topics based on everyday life situations.
This is... – Often used as a transition, this segment features a single humorous concept related to the show's topic in which one or more cast members will act out.
Important Things Things – An infomercial narrated by Demetri in which imaginary products related to the show's topic are advertised for sale. The products are often comically impractical or unnecessary like the "Burning-Hand Potholder" featured in the Strategy episode.
Demetrocles/Da Mici – In this segment, Demetri presents a humorous concept related to the show's topic as an ancient philosopher much like Socrates or Plato or an inventor like Da Vinci.
Other Jokes – This segment consists of other jokes about the topic that weren't included in the Opening Act.
New Expressions – In this segment Demetri is approached by a series of people that talk about different situations. Demetri responds to each person with an original saying/expression that applies to the situation.
- Season one
- Season two
- "2 Too"
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- "Jon Stewart producing new Comedy Central show". Reuters. October 3, 2007.
- "'Demetri Martin' definitely important". Variety. December 2, 2009.
- Important Things With Demetri Martin metacritic.com
- KPCS: Demetri Martin #107 Cancellation Confirmed
- Official website
- Important Things with Demetri Martin at the Internet Movie Database
- Important Things with Demetri Martin at TV.com
- Demetri Martin Gets His Own Show!
- Demetri Martin gets his own show on Comedy Central
- Blogcritics – review – TV Preview: Important Things with Demetri Martin Premieres Feb. 11