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One of the most original voices in comedy hits the stage for an all-new one-hour special. Demitri Martin's act is sure to please with his always hysterical blend of music and wry observational humor. As a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and appearnaces on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Demitri Martin appeals to a growing fanbase. Most recently he was the spokesperson for the launch of Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Most stand-up comedians stand around and tell jokes. In Demetri Martin's Comedy Central special Person., taped live at Austin's Paramount Theater, the sneaker-sporting performer draws, sings, plays instruments, and, yes, tells jokes. There are even a few animated interludes. So, you get more bang for your buck than just a guy, a stage, and a bevy of zingers. For those unfamiliar with his work, Martin's specialty is observational humor in the vein of Steven Wright, i.e. "How fast does a zebra have to run before it looks grey?" and "I saw a transvestite wearing a shirt that said Guess." Some bits are laugh-out-loud funny, while others are more thought-provoking (aside from stints on The Daily Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Martin is a former law school student). Topics include weird handshakes, heavy doors, and Hummer owners--you know, everyday stuff. The extras are in keeping with his down-to-earth persona. The commentary track includes the comedian, his mother, his grandmother, his sister, and his uncles (three of whom appear in the skit at the end). Suffice to say, his family isn't big on ego-stroking. "Not for me," his grandmother says, dismissing Martin's whimsical animations. The DVD also includes his installment of Comedy Central Presents, deleted scenes, and a glimpse at some early gigs. Throughout, there's a sprinkling of profanity, but Martin generally avoids sexist and/or mean-spirited material. Person. is for comedy fans who prefer indie pop to corporate rock. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Comedy Central Presents
  • Tiny Poster
  • Extra Footage

Product Details

  • Actors: Demetri Martin, John Agrapides, Joseph Greca, Christene Martin, David O'Doherty
  • Directors: Jay Karas
  • Writers: Demetri Martin
  • Producers: Demetri Martin, Christene Martin, Jim Ziegler, Robert Morton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Paramount Home Video / Comedy Central
  • DVD Release Date: September 4, 2007
  • Run Time: 42 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000R7I3YQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,395 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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By Ethan D. Van Sciver on September 4, 2007
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Demetri Martin's low-key, child-like comedy is an awful lot of fun to watch. One part Zach Galifianakis, one part Mitch Hedburg and with a dash of early Pee Wee Herman on Ritalin, Demetri performs as though he's a talented but strange kid putting on a show for his parents. Through stand up ("I like to stand around ATMs, wait until someone punches in their PIN number and say, 'Got it!" and run away."), odd train of thought music, graphs and pie charts of observations he's made ("This graph represents how cute a girl is vs. how long I'll listen to her talk about how intuitive her cat is..."), "Art", and even some animation, it's laugh out loud hilarious and worth watching twice.

Criticism? The stage play of "Where my comedy goes" could have been cut, or at least cut down. It's amusing, but goes on a bit too long, hence, I give the DVD 4 instead of 5 stars. An excellent show by perhaps the next superstar comic!
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Demetri Martin is an extremely funny young comic who doesn't need the rants, raves, and fast-paced nonsense that other comics use in their acts. Demetri creates big laughs from a look or short quip. His comedy enlists the audience member to think, not just react to some wild provocation. He fills the niche of subtle humor not tapped enough in this fast=paced world. He is fantastic.
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We purchased just the one episode of the Specials collection: John Oliver. We've been a huge fan of all his work and wanted to see some of his stand-up. We were not disappointed. While not as politically or socially conscious as his work on the Daily Show or Last Week Tonight (nor were we expecting it to be), it's still a great series of thoughts and observations with his wonderful British humor.

With many laughs and the rest filled with healthy chuckles, we'll be watching this again a few times I'm sure.
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I love this DVD. So funny if you are okay with monotone humor. He is quite witty in this one. I saw him in person - not as funny (or maybe he was having a bad day), but this is definitely worth the $. I have given it as gifts because all my friends that have seen it think it's hilarious.
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Demetri Martin has such a unique delivery. His observational humor is great and honestly, he's so quick that even if a joke doesn't land, one that does is quick to follow. This DVD is a great example of him at his best. He's done a lot since (not all hits) but this special shows why he's gotten all the chances he had since.
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I saw Demetri Martin on a comedy central stand-up and my husband and I thought he was hilarious so we bought his DVD. We are so glad we did because this dvd was worth every cent!!!

Martin is absolutely hilarious! He is one of those rare artists who do not use profanity and sexuality for a laugh. Instead is comedy is based on pointing out the obvious but making it funny! He uses charts and graphs that he drew himself, a piano and harmonica, and a guitar. The "finale" has people acting out what he is saying in the background. An absolute riot!!!

DEF worth the purchase. Loved it!
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Who doesn't love Brian Regan??? Amazing comedian, without any profanity! He will have you falling out of your chair with laughter.
His expression are priceless. What a face this guy has! I have only one criticism: I wish he would make more videos!!!
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By Barb on September 25, 2014
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This show - in my personal opinion -- is hit and miss. There are times when the comedians are decent and worth watching; there are other times when I sit and wonder where the person got the idea that he/she was funny, and other times the profanity-laced repertoire just makes me shut it off. Like I said, hit and miss.
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