Important Things With Demetri Martin

The Comedy Network is proud to present IMPORTANT THINGS WITH DEMETRI MARTIN, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW. It’s a weekly important show, about important things, by the important comedian, Demetri Martin. Viewers who need more than a weekly dose of these important episodes can check in 24/7 at thecomedynetwork.ca.

Stand-up comedian, actor, and Emmy®-losing writer Demetri Martin brings his unique brand of observational and surreal humour to The Comedy Network. Created and executive produced by Martin, IMPORTANT THINGS WITH DEMETRI MARTIN is a 30-minute comedy series that mixes stand-up, sketches, animation, studio bits, and music. Each very important episode explores one important subject like “Power”, or “Safety” or… “Chairs”!

In the premiere episode, “Timing,” Martin explores the subject of…yup, timing. It includes a sketch about a man who uses time travel to meet women, a sketch about an actor with terrible timing, plus cartoons, jokes, and a performance piece that all relate to…again, timing. In later episodes, Demetri invites friends David Cross (Arrested Develepment), Amanda Peet (Saving Silverman), and Martin’s THE DAILY SHOW colleague John Oliver, to help him reinforce or illustrate the meaning of various important things.

For a more in depth look at important things, thecomedynetwork.ca features weekly exclusive video content to give fans a look into some of the important things Demetri has chosen to explore. The site extends the show experience and features episodic previews, highlight clips, behind-the-scenes originals, and an original word game.

Since Demetri Martin dropped out of NYU School of Law to pursue comedy, he’s done lots of stuff. He has performed in most of the English-speaking countries in the world, and won trophies for comedy in America, Scotland, and Australia. Aside from being a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien for a year, his Trendspotting with Demetri Martin has been a featured segment on the Emmy and Peabody® Award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart since December 2005. Martin also starred in his own one-hour Comedy Central stand-up special, Demetri Martin. Person.

Demetri has brown hair. He is allergic to peanuts. Martin is also planning to clean up his apartment some time in 2009.

Canada’s first and only specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24 hours a day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improve, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, The Comedy Network reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into homegrown productions. The Comedy Network, a division of CTV Television Inc., is available to over five million households across the country. The Comedy Network is on Canada’s leading online network at www.thecomedynetwork.ca.