Demetri Martin


“The Daily Show” alum and creator and star of Comedy Central’s “Important Things with Demetri Martin” is coming to the Crest on May 9 to drop some well-crafted comedy. The baby faced comedian (how is this guy 40 years old?) rose to fame on Comedy Central specials with the unconventional performance style he’s now known for. Both Conan O’Brien and Jon Stewart saw the potential and scooped him up to be a contributor for their shows. Martin has since gone on to establish himself as one of the top comedians in the country with his deadpan one-liners, drawings done on a large pad of paper on stage, and multi-instrument live musical performances. The uninitiated can listen to his “These Are Jokes” or “Demetri Martin. Person.” CDs to get a sense of his very dry humor. The uninitiated and brave will just buy tickets to his show and trust that the man is going to make everyone laugh. His shows are surreal, perplexing and smart, and very, very stupid at the same time. Give up on trying to understand him and lose yourself to laughter. For more information, see here.

What: Demetri Martin
When: Friday, May 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento
Cost: $35