Comedian Demetri Martin to Host 33rd Annual TEC Awards
“I am looking forward to hosting the NAMM TEC Awards,” said Martin. “As a mediocre amateur musician who knows very little about professional sound and audio production, I feel uniquely unqualified for the gig! It should be fun.”
Don’t be fooled by his modest response. Martin has an impressive and growing portfolio of work as an American stand-up comedian, director, actor, artist, musician and writer.
His most popular work includes his contributions to “The Daily Show” and his “Comedy Central” show, “Important Things with Demetri Martin;” a well-known stream of consciousness sketch and variety show. He has appeared on David Letterman, written for Conan O-Brien and also received the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Martin grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, the son of a Greek Orthodox priest and a nutritionist. He spent his younger years busing tables at his family’s Greek restaurant and served as an altar boy in his father’s church. He received a full scholarship to the New York University School of Law, but after his second year, decided to change his career path to become a stand-up comedian.
Today, Martin is a New York Times best-selling author of “This Is a Book, Point Your Face at This” and most recently, “If It’s Not Funny It’s Art.”
His stand-up routines are usually accompanied by an acoustic guitar and harmonica, as he plays soft melodies behind his jokes. Martin’s keen sense of observation and dry delivery have made him one of the most beloved comedians of this generation.
The TEC Awards audience is expected to be thoroughly entertained.