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Posted on Mon, Apr 1, 2013 : 1:25 p.m.

Demetri Martin to appear at Barnes & Noble for book signing

By Bob Needham


Demetri Martin

"The Daily Show" correspondent, comedian and author Demetri Martin will be in Ann Arbor on Tuesday for a book signing and discussion.

Martin will appear at Barnes & Noble at 2 p.m. as part of a book tour for his new release, "Point Your Face at This: Drawings."

An announcement from the publisher reads in part, "A ubiquitous comment from fans about his first book, 'This is a Book,' which focused more on long-form humor writing, was that it didn't showcase enough of his famous drawings and one-liners. So, to rectify this, we decided it would be best for Demetri to put together a little paperback devoted entirely to drawings and short jokes, and leave the longer-form material for his next hardcover."

Starting out as a stand-up comedian, Martin became best known as a regular correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He also created his own series, "Important Things with Demetri Martin."

Barnes & Noble is located at 3235 Washtenaw Avenue. There is no charge.

Martin was in Ann Arbor twice in 2011, for a film screening at the Michigan Theater and another Barnes & Noble stop.

Bob Needham is director of entertainment content for Reach him at or 734-623-2541, and follow him on Twitter @bobneedham.


Kai Petainen

Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 2:44 a.m.

Hey Demetri... I was censored in this message board. Why? This is what I said: "This is a Comment" That's all I said. Why did I say that? "An announcement from the publisher reads in part, "A ubiquitous comment from fans about his first book, 'This is a Book" The censors that be, didn't get my joke. Name the next book, 'This is a Comment'


Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 1:54 a.m.

This guy is hilarious. I didn't know he was on the Daily Show, but that's good for him.


Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 2:08 a.m.

"...was..." is correctly used in the past tense. He is listed on The Daily Show website as an "Alumnus Emeritus." I agree he is very funny. Even the 2+ minute video currently available at his website (via the link in the article) has some very good stuff. The Daily Show website link (under Alumnus Emeritus) has several other videos that probably are equally funny, though I haven't looked at them yet.

Kai Petainen

Mon, Apr 1, 2013 : 10:26 p.m.

This is a Comment.