Important Things with Demetri Martin Image
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71

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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 75 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Daily Show's Demetri Martin debuts his own sketch-comedy show.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Cavna
    80
    Think the deadpan Steven Wright, only cheerier and more versatile. A stand-up comic and sometime cartoonist, Martin seems cursed with endless postgraduate cleverness.
  2. 80
    You'll find an important (and rare) thing: an off-kilter show that's at once smart, outlandish and very funny.
  3. 75
    The surreal comedy of Steven Wright is clearly an influence on Martin (one of Martin’s jokes: “I wonder if there were any Goths in Gothic times”), but Important Things also has a boldly silly streak.
  4. Some of the humor works less well--Martin playing five instruments while flipping through a sketch pad is more strange than funny--but Martin is clearly a smart guy and his intellectual humor succeeds more often than it fails.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Keepnews
    70
    Is he ready for his own weekly half-hour show? Judging from the first two episodes of Important Things With Demetri Martin, which makes its debut on Wednesday night on Comedy Central, the answer is a qualified yes.
  6. As is the case with nearly all sketch-comedy series, this one from "The Daily Show" alum Demetri Martin--and produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Prods.--is very much hit-and-miss, with the misses outnumbering the hits in the first installment and the hits predominating in the second.
  7. Reviewed by: Stuart Levine
    60
    Like "Saturday Night Live," "Important Things" is often hit and miss, but the simplest way for Martin to smooth over the bumps would be to become more comfortable in the stand-up segment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. JamesW
    Feb 26, 2009
    10
    Awesome show i have always loved his show
  2. HillB.
    Aug 24, 2009
    10
    It was hilarious!!! "These are Jokes".
  3. TaylorH
    Mar 11, 2009
    10
    Thought provoking comedy + truly funny material = awesome.
  4. WilliamD
    Apr 1, 2009
    10
    It has wit, originality, and strangeness. It's not the funniest show out there, just the most entertaining.
  5. Ellen
    Apr 20, 2009
    10
    Can't wait for Season 2!!!!
  6. HunterH
    Dec 15, 2009
    9
    I love this show. Demetri's interstitials are very well done. His stand-up is a little dry and relies on a lot of editing genius. I love this show. Demetri's interstitials are very well done. His stand-up is a little dry and relies on a lot of editing genius. However a funny show over all. Expand
  7. SamS
    Dec 2, 2009
    2
    Martin is not amusing. He finds himself much funnier than he is, and that is insanely bothersome to me.

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