Demi Adejuyigbe

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Demi Adejuyigbe
Born
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Texas
Occupation
  • Writer
  • comedian
Home townDallas, Texas, U.S.
Websitewww.demiadejuyig.be

Demi Adejuyigbe (/ˈdɛmi əˌdɪuˈb/ DEM-ee ə-DIJ-oo-EE-bay;[1] is an American writer, comedian, and social media personality. He is best known for co-hosting the podcast, Gilmore Guys, and his work on the NBC comedy series, The Good Place. He currently writes for The Late Late Show with James Corden. In 2018, he was named as one of Vulture magazine's "38 Comedians You Should and Will Know".[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Adejuyigbe was born in London to Nigerian parents and lived in the United Kingdom until he was five years old.[3] His family then moved to Dallas, Texas where he lived until moving to Los Angeles, California in 2013.[3][4] He has one younger sister named Temiloluwa. He attended high school in Texas and then attended the University of Texas at Austin, receiving a B.S. in Radio, Television, and Film in 2013.[5][6][7]

Career[edit]

Beginnings and social media[edit]

Adejuyigbe initially gained notoriety from his online presence on Vine under the name, "Electrolemon."[8] After graduating from University of Texas, he moved to Los Angeles and began working as an office manager for FOX Animation Domination High Definition programming and then interned at Ben Stiller's Red Hour Productions.[3] Adejuyigbe was hired as a Vine producer for the digital team at Funny or Die and later became a digital producer for @midnight in 2014.[9] Additionally, Adejuyigbe hosted "Points Party," a spin-off talk show of @midnight that was posted exclusively on Snapchat.[3]

Adejuyigbe has gotten recognition for his comedy music clips, which he posts to Twitter and YouTube. These include parody raps in the style of Will Smith[2] and an annual video of him dancing to the song, "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire.[7] In 2018 he elected to sell T-shirts identical to the one he wears in each video with all of the proceeds from these sales (over $17,000) going to RAINN, RAICES, and the National Center for Transgender Equality.[10]

Writing[edit]

Adejuyigbe joined the writers' room for the first season of NBC's The Good Place and was credited the season's tenth episode, "Chidi's Choice."[11][12] Adejuyigbe currently works as a writer for CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden.[13]

Adejuyigbe has also written articles for various publications including The New Yorker, The Guardian, Thought Catalog, CollegeHumor, and The Hairpin.[14]

Podcasts[edit]

Adejuyigbe became the co-host of the Gilmore Guys podcast after he replied to a tweet from Kevin T. Porter in September 2014 about Porter's desire to start a podcast about the television show Gilmore Girls.[11][15][16][17] By November 2016, they were getting between 150,000 and 200,000 downloads per episode.[11] In 2017, Time magazine included Gilmore Guys in their list of "The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now."[18] Adejuyigbe and Porter held live shows of their podcast across the country and had a cameo appearance in the revival of the series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.[19]

Adejuyigbe currently hosts the podcast Punch Up the Jam with Miel Bredouw where they create parodies of pop classics.[12][20]

Credits[edit]

Writer[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Next Time on Lonny Production intern 7 episodes
2014-15 @midnight Digital producer 35 episodes
Stone Quackers Office manager 7 episodes
2015 Axe Cop 2 episodes
Major Lazer 5 episodes
MTV Video Music Awards Creative consultant
2016-17 The Good Place Writer Wrote episode, "Chidi's Choice"
2017 New Warriors Writer
2018–present The Late Late Show with James Corden Writer

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Keith & Heath TV Voice #2 Short film
2016 The Comedy Show Show Tony the Auto Mechanic Episode: "Turnt Up! With Eliza Skinner"
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Dragonfly Guest (uncredited) Episode: "Spring"
2017 Follow Me @Dank4uture Short film
Men Ethan Short film

Podcasts[edit]

Year Title Notes Ref.
2014-17 Gilmore Guys 237 episodes, co-host with Kevin T. Porter
2015 The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! Episode: "047 The Gilmore Guys, Demi Adejuyigbe & Kevin T. Porter - Everybody's Talking 'Bout It"
How to Be Less Old Episode 14: "The Fruits of Our Vine"
Hollywood Handbook Episode 73: "The Gilmore Guys, Our Close Friends"
Jordan, Jesse GO! Episode: "Ep. 382: Cutting the Cheese Mini-sode with Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe"
Everything's Coming Up Podcast Episode: The Old Man and the Key (with Demi Adejuyigbe)"
2016 Can I Pet Your Dog? Episode 66: "Demi Adejuyigbe and Shar Peis"
The Dinner Party Download Episode 364: "Davy Rothbart, Annabelle Gurwich, Gustavo Arellano, Demi Adejuyigbe"
Drunk Monk Podcast Episode: "212 Mr. Monk and the TV Star (with Demi Adejuyigbe)"
Doughboys Episode 79: "Church's Chicken with Demi Adejuyigbe"
Pop Rocket Episode: "Atlanta on FX with Demi Adejuyigbe"
Shipping Room Podcast Episode 31: "Jane the Virgin with Demi Adejuyigbe"
2016, 2018 Yo! Is This Racist? 6 episodes
2017 Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend 2 episodes
Baby Geniuses Episode: "Demi Adejuyigbe / Brad Morris"
Box Angeles Episode: "BA #181: Demi Adejuyigbe"
The Bechdel Cast Episode: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Demi Adejuyigbe"
Get Up on This Episode 315: "Demi Adejuyigbe"
What the Ephron? Episode: "What Women Want (feat. Demi Adejuyigbe)"
2017, 2018 Blank Check 2 episodes
Treks and the City 2 episodes
Views From the Vista 2 episodes
2017–present Punch Up The Jam 50 episodes, co-host with Miel Bredouw
2018 Never Not Funny 2 episodes
Cool Playlist Episode: "First Day in a Very Cool Outfit with Demi Adejuyigbe"
Death by Film Episode 63: "Boss Battle of Bad Movies w/ Demi Adejuyigbe"
Off Book: The Improvised Musical Episode 36: "Shawshank Wedemption (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)"
Who Cares About the Rock Hall? Episode: "Radiohead with Demi Adejuyigbe"
The Good Place: The Podcast Episode: "Ch. 10: William Jackson Harper, Actor; Demi Adejuyigbe, Writer"
High and Mighty Episode: "168: Going to the Movies w/ Demi Adejuyigbe"
Everything Is Rent Episode 11: "You'll See with Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe"
The Kevin & Bean Show on KROQ Episode: "Thursday, August 30th with guests: Jensen Karp, Demi Adejuyigbe, and Dr. Drew"
All Fantasy Everything 2 episodes
Doug Loves Movies Episode 1134: "Kumail Nanjiani, Aparna Nancherla, Demi Adejuyigbe, and Matt Besser guest"
The Cracked Podcast Episode 260: "15 Emmy Awards We Wish Existed"
Lovett or Leave It Episode: "The Wohl of Wall Street"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Punch Up the Jam!". HeadGum. December 13, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b 38 Comedians You Should and Will Know. Vulture.
  3. ^ a b c d Wilbur, Brock (January 12, 2016). "Demi Adejuyigbe Jumped From Weird Twitter To Weird TV And You Can Too". Inverse.
  4. ^ Adejuyigbe, Demi (August 18, 2017). "the year of living with banksy". Medium.
  5. ^ Adejuyigbe, Demi (May 3, 2013). "Senior videographer reflects, prepares to move on". The Daily Texan.
  6. ^ Grittner, Sam (May 12, 2013). "Let's Get to Know Demi Adejuyigbe (AKA electrolemon)". The Verge.
  7. ^ a b c Solomon, Dan (September 21, 2018). "It's September 21! Let Texan Demi Adejuyigbe Make Your Day Again This Year". Texas Monthly.
  8. ^ O'Keefe, Kevin (December 29, 2014). "The Guys Who Love Gilmore Girls". The Atlantic.
  9. ^ a b Brown, Stephanie (September 21, 2015). "Stars Holla: A love letter to the 'Gilmore Guys' podcast". Entertainment Weekly.
  10. ^ Stephen, Bijan (October 3, 2018). "Comedian Demi Adejuyigbe raised $17,820 for charity through his Earth, Wind & Fire meme". The Verge.
  11. ^ a b c d e Gajanan, Mahita (November 21, 2016). "Meet the Gilmore Guys Behind the Gilmore Girls Podcast". Time.
  12. ^ a b Jackson, Dan (March 26, 2018). "The Story Behind the Funniest 'Star Wars' Rap Parody of All Time". Thrillist.
  13. ^ a b c d "Demi Adejuyigbe - IMDb". IMDb.[better source needed]
  14. ^ "Demi Adejuyigbe". UCB Comedy.
  15. ^ Contrera, Jessica (August 20, 2015). "Two guys started a podcast about 'Gilmore Girls' and it really, really worked". Washington Post.
  16. ^ Locker, Melissa (November 7, 2015). "The Gilmore Guys: the podcast that dissects the Gilmore Girls piece by piece". The Guardian.
  17. ^ Trantham, Holly (July 22, 2015). "The "Gilmore Guys," Fandom, And Feminism"". Bust.
  18. ^ Dockterman, Eliana (March 30, 2017). "The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now". Time.
  19. ^ Mlotek, Haley (July 13, 2015). "Why the 'Gilmore Girls' Fandom Lives On". New York Times.
  20. ^ a b "About Us". Punch Up the Jam.
  21. ^ kevinbiegel (2018-11-12). "This is really excellent. Demi is so great and this is honest, thoughtful, funny, and lovely. He's also a writer on #newwarriors so it makes me feel like an even smarter person for hiring him. Please watch and irony is poison.https://twitter.com/xoxo/status/1062122753841459201 …". @kbiegel. Retrieved 2019-03-27. External link in |title= (help)
  22. ^ "Keith & Heath (2014) - IMDb". IMDb.
  23. ^ ""The Comedy Show Show" Turnt Up! With Eliza Skinner (TV Episode 2016) - IMDb". IMDb.
  24. ^ ""Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" Spring (TV Mini-Series 2016) - IMDb". IMDb.
  25. ^ "Follow Me (2017) - IMDb". IMDb.
  26. ^ "Men (2017) - IMDb". IMDb.
  27. ^ "The Fruits of Our Vine". Earwolf. February 3, 2015.
  28. ^ "The Gilmore Guys, Our Close Friends". Earwolf. March 3, 2015.
  29. ^ "CIPYD 66: Demi Adejuyigbe and Shar Peis". ACast. October 26, 2016.
  30. ^ ""Church's Chicken with Demi Adejuyigbe"". Spotify.
  31. ^ "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf.
  32. ^ "Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Demi Adejuyigbe". The Bechdel Cast. December 28, 2017.
  33. ^ "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf. September 26, 2017.
  34. ^ "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf. January 4, 2018.
  35. ^ "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf. October 10, 2018.
  36. ^ "Shawshank Wedemption (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)". Earwolf. March 20, 2018.
  37. ^ "Ch. 10: William Jackson Harper, Actor; Demi Adejuyigbe, Writer". Art19. July 31, 2018.
  38. ^ "15 Emmy Awards We Wish Existed". Earwolf. October 7, 2018.

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