FIRST TOUR SINCE 2011!
Fresh off the back of a massive 30-date tour of the US, UK, Ireland and Europe, US comedy legend Demetri Martin brings his world-acclaimed ‘Wandering Mind Tour’ to the Antipodes this May/June – his first tour since 2011, proudly presented by Frontier Comedy.
Martin will perform nine shows across Australia and NZ, kicking off the tour in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington from Fri 31 May – Mon 3 June. He’ll then head to Australia for dates in Adelaide, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Perth (Tues 4 – Wed 12 June). These will be his only Australian and New Zealand shows.
‘Deadpan comedy assassin’ – The AV Club
‘Martin roamed the stage with a dynamic energy, a barrage of rapid fire punchlines leaving the audience exhausted from laughing’ – Australian Stage
‘A multi-genre, wonderfully imaginative comic. Truly superb’ – TimeOut London
‘Cerebral and absurdist and surprising’ – New York Times
★★★★ ‘An exceptionally reliable comedian, with finely crafted material… an incredibly entertaining show’ – The Guardian
Demetri Martin is a standup comedian, artist, writer, and director. He began doing standup comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Demetri then became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for his one-man show, If I. At the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, his show Dr Earnest Parrot Presents Demetri Martin won Australia’s Barry Award. Demetri has released three stand-up comedy albums and four hour-long standup comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix, The Overthinker.
Demetri created and starred in his own television series for Comedy Central called Important Things With Demetri Martin. His books, This Is a Book and Point Your Face at This, are New York Times Bestsellers. His latest book, If It’s Not Funny It’s Art, features a collection of his original drawings. Demetri’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine. He recently wrote and directed his first feature film, Dean, which won the Founder’s Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for the best narrative American feature film.
Using deadpan one-liners, inner monologue, drawings, peppering in music on guitar, keyboard, piano and harmonica to glockenspiel, toy bells, ukulele and tambourine – sometimes all at once – Demetri Martin is a truly unique voice. Don’t miss him live on stage this May/June – these are his only Australian and New Zealand shows and tickets won’t last long!
Friday 31 May – The Aurora Centre, Christchurch (All Ages)
Saturday 1 June – Auckland Town Hall, Auckland (All Ages)
Monday 3 June – Opera House, Wellington (All Ages)
Tuesday 4 June – Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide (All Ages)
Thursday 6 June – Home of the Arts, Gold Coast (All Ages)
Friday 7 June – Arts Centre, Melbourne (All Ages)
Saturday 8 June – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Monday 10 June – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra (All Ages)
Wednesday 12 June – Astor Theatre, Perth (Lic. All Ages*)
This event is recommended for patrons aged 15+