IWU News Advisory
Contact Taylar Kuzniar 309/556-3181
January 28, 2005
Event: Illinois Wesleyan's Funny Bone Comedy Club presents: comedian Demetri Martin,
sponsored by the Office of Student Activities
Date: Feb. 4 (Friday)
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Hansen Student Center, 300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington
Admission: Free and open to the public
Background: New York writer-comedian Demetri Martin never planned for a career in
comedy. The Yale University Law School dropout began his comedy career after deciding
law school was “boring” and began doing stand-up routines at the Boston Comedy Club
in Greenwich Village.
Martin is said by critics to show how wonderful it is to be different with “ingenious
structure and delivery.” Martin's special achievements include a 224-word palindrome
poem, complex 3-D crossword puzzles, and unicycling.
Since his comedic debut, Martin has won first place at the Perrier Awards and the
2003 Jury Award prize for “Best One-Person Show” at the Aspen Comedy Festival. He
has been given five stars by Comedy Channel's critics as well as earning their “Approved
Martin has appeared on “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” “The Late Show with David
Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Comedy Central's 'Premium
Blend,'” “Comedy Central Presents,” and NBC's “Late Friday.” He currently tours comedy
clubs around the country.
Contact: For more information, contact Director of Student Activities Kevin Clark
at (309) 556-3850.