Fresh off the back of a massive 30-date tour of the US, UK, Ireland and Europe, US comedy legend Demetri Martin returns to Australia and NZ for the first time since 2011 with his world-acclaimed Wandering Mind Tour!
The standup comedian, artist, writer and director began doing standup comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Demetri then became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Demetri has won the Perrier Award for Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, and a Barry at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He’s released three standup comedy albums and four specials, including The Overthinker for Netflix, and appeared on TV in everything from Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel Live to all the late shows (The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden) and as the keytar-playing ‘third Concord’ in Flight of the Conchords.
Demetri created and starred in his own television series Important Things With Demetri Martin for Comedy Central. His books are New York Times bestsellers and his fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine. He recently wrote and directed his first feature film, Dean which won the Founder’s Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for Best Narrative American Feature Film.
Using deadpan one-liners, inner monologue, drawings, peppering in music on guitar, keyboard, piano and harmonica to glockenspiel, toy bells, ukulele and tambourine – sometimes all at once – Demetri Martin is a truly unique voice. Don’t miss him live on stage this May/June – tickets won’t last long!
‘Deadpan comedy assassin’ – The AV Club (US)
‘Martin roamed the stage with a dynamic energy, a barrage of rapid fire punchlines leaving the audience exhausted from laughing’ – Australian Stage
‘A multi-genre, wonderfully imaginative comic. Truly superb’ – TimeOut London (UK)
‘Cerebral and absurdist and surprising’ – New York Times (US)
★★★★ ‘An exceptionally reliable comedian, with finely crafted material...an incredibly entertaining show’ – The Guardian (UK)