On Tuesday, September 8, Comedy Central will release the first season of Important Things with Demetri Martin on DVD.
This robot is a pretty big fan of Demetri and I felt that this series was pretty good, but stumbled along the way. Each episode covers a topic like "Power" or "Timing" and the Martin breaks down why it's important through his own brand of dry, subtle humor in the form of stand-up, sketheches, cartoons, and song. While most of what he's doing in his show is fresh, there is also a bit that has been regurgitated from his stand-up acts on his comedy album, These are Jokes, and his stand-up DVD, Person. Overall though, I think there is enough to keep the audience interested whether they are familiar with Martin's stand-up or not.
Demetri Martin got his start writing for Late Night with Conan O'Brien and as a correspondent on The Daily Show with John Stewart. He has come a long was and is really starting to come into his own success such as starring in Ang Lee's latest film, Taking Woodstock (in theaters now). Personally, I hope to see a lot more from Demetri in the future.
You can check out a slightly more in-depth review of Important Things with Demetri Martin: Season One over at my alter-ego's DVD Examiner page. The one-disc DVD will be available on Tuesday, September 8 and you can pick it up over at Amazon.com!