Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

American stand-up comedian Demetri Martin has launched his coldest tour of North America ever, titled “Demetri Martin Telling Jokes in Cold Places 2012 Tour”. Here on the last stop of his tour on the 18th, Demetri will film a new hour-long stand-up special for Comedy Central.

“Demetri Martin has a very funny and original mind. If I could draw a graph explaining... I would. But I don't do that. Demetri does that.” Conan O'Brien

Martin’s live show will feature brand new jokes, drawings, incidental guitar playing and him walking back and forth on the stage a lot.  

Originally from New Jersey, Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in small clubs in New York City. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. After that, Demetri starred in his own series for Comedy Central called Important Things with Demetri Martin. Martin’s stand-up comedy special, Demetri Martin. Person. is considered by many to be his longest and only hour-long television stand-up special. He has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and most lengthily in Ang Lee’sTaking Woodstock. His first book, This Is A Book by Demetri Martin is a New York Times Bestseller, and it features a 500-word-long palindrome- one of the longest in the English language.