Written by: Matt
Following the amazing success of Jon Stewart’s spin-off program, The Colbert Report, Stewart is going to find out if lightning can strike twice. While he previously went for a similar formula of a “fake news” format this time around it’ll be closer to The Chapelle Show as a variety show with Demetri Martin leading the mix.
The sketch-variety show “Important Things With Demetri Martin” is slated for the second half of 2008; anywhere from six to 10 episodes will be executive produced by Stewart and Martin, who has been a featured contributor on “Daily Show.”
“Martin” is the second series Comedy Central has ordered from Stewart’s Busboy Prods. since they struck a first-look deal in 2005. “The Colbert Report” was their first collaboration.
Martin has worked with Comedy Central in various other capacities, including his first comedy album, “These Are Jokes”; a stand-up tour; and a primetime special, “Demetri Martin, Person,” which aired in January.
In his show, Martin will alternate between taped sketches and stand-up performances in front of a studio audience.
Here’s a clip from Demetri Martin’s stand up routine. Looks like this could be pretty good.
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Posted on: Thursday, October 4, 2007
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