Comedy Central premiering “Important Things with Demetri Martin”


Demetri Martin launches "Important Things with Demetri Martin," a sketch comedy series premiering on Wednesday, 2/11 at 10:30 p.m.

In the series, Martin mixes stand-up comedy, sketches, animation, studio bits and music to explore one "important thing" per episode — like Power, Safety or Chairs.  Martin’s jokes, drawings and hair will play major roles in the series.  There are also some celebrity cameos by David Cross, Amanda Peet and Martin’s "Daily Show" colleague John Oliver.

In the premiere episode, Martin will explore the subject of "Timing."  The episode 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 "Timing."

Future projects for Martin include the lead role in the upcoming Ang Lee film, "Taking Woodstock," for Focus Features (slated for release this summer). He is writing the feature script, "Will," for Paramount Pictures.  He is also co-writing, with James Bobin, the feature script, "The Moon People," for Sony Pictures with Mosaic Media Producing.  Martin is also planning to clean up his apartment some time in 2009.