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Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin is an American comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer, and humorist. He is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian, being a contributor on The Daily Show, and his Comedy Central show Important Things with Demetri Martin. Martin was born in New York City to a Greek American family. Martin graduated from Yale University in 1995 and decided to attend New York University School of Law.  Martin withdrew from law school before the start of his final year, opting to pursue comedy over obtaining his Juris Doctor degree. In 2001, Martin caught his first big break in stand-up comedy when he appeared on Comedy Central's stand-up showcase Premium Blend. Starting in late 2005, he was credited as a contributor on The Daily Show, on which he appeared as the named "Senior Youth Correspondent" and hosted a segment called "Trendspotting.”  In 2009, he hosted and starred in his own television show called Important Things With Demetri Martin on Comedy Central.   Although best known from TV, actor-comedian Demetri Martin has acted in such movies as Contagion, Taking Woodstock, and In A World.... Now, he adds a few more hyphens to his resume as the writer-director-star of Dean, a 2017 comedy about a New York-based illustrator who flees to Los Angeles after his mother dies.