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These Are Jokes [CD+DVD, Colour, Explicit Lyrics]

Demetri Martin Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (9 Nov 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD, Colour, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: ADA Global
  • ASIN: B000H8RV5W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,846 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The Start
2. Some Jokes
3. The Remix
4. Other Jokes
5. Sames and Opposites
6. These Jokes
7. Personal Information Waltz
8. One Story
9. Some More Jokes
10. The Jokes With Guitar
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Animation
2. Stand Up

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Leicester Bangs Review (2009): 17 April 2011
By Leicester Bangs TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Demetri Martin - These Are Jokes (Comedy Central)
"If I ever saw an amputee being hanged... I would yell out some letters" - just one example of Demetri Martin's near-infinite supply of askew one-liners.

After successful TV appearances, Edinburgh festivals and the inevitable Perrier Award, the natural next step is the record, and on These Are Jokes, he doesn't disappoint. Over two discs (one audio, one DVD), the American comic relentlessly delivers gags, and all we have to do is sit back and chuckle. The gently surreal style will offend no-one, and much like Steven Wright or Eddie Izzard (albeit in man's clothing), it's best just to relax and go with the comedic flow, as Martin jumps from one bizarre observation to the next.

Be careful with the CD. There's lots of very funny material here, and if you listen to it in public on headphones, you'll laugh and others will point, stare and mock. The DVD features some animation, a couple of early performances (one very good, the second, better), some songs, and the Comedy Central performance that initially provided his breakthrough. 8/10.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
If you've got a passion for the quirky, the surreal, the deconstructed, the innovative - this cd/dvd is a must for your collection and sanity. Arguably the greatest gag writer on the planet, Demetri will wrongfoot your expectations and double the pay-off laughter time after time. He is also a master of the medium - setting his jokes to glockenspiel accompaniments one minute, asking a friend to interpret the visual elements of the performance for the cd listeners the next:

Demetri : I asked my barber to make me look cool. He misheard me and thought I wanted to look like a gay Beatle.

LONG PAUSE

Interpreter: Demetri looks like a gay Beatle.

In the dvd of his American special, Demetri again exploits the medium, enhancing his jokes with images on a flip chart with delicious pointlessness. Beyond such clever and inventive trickery the brilliance of the jokes speaks for itself:

If your best friend is obese, there are no see saws, only catapults.'

'Every fight is a food fight if you're a cannibal.'

'If I ever saw an amputee being hanged, i'd shout out some letters.'

As a bonus, Demetri offers a couple of weird animations and (my only negative criticism of this collection) a couple of ineffective studio-based songs - milking audience laughter is the essence and joie de vivre of this awesome product. This guy will be huge in the next two years.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  50 reviews
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'If I ever saw an amputee being hanged, I would just yell out letters' 5 Oct 2006
By wellwellwell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I first heard of Demetri Martin (who now is a correspondent of The Daily Show) when I saw his Comedy Central Presents special, which I'm sure is where a number of people first took note of him. And, I am happy to say, that timeless episode is featured on the DVD here. Demetri is the king of one-liners, such as "'employee of the month' is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time" or "bears and worms aren't very similar...until you think of gummi" or "glitter is the herpes of craft supplies." He doesn't do any shouting (e.g. Dane Cook) and doesn't use any unnecessary vulgarities, albeit there's a PA sticker on the cover. And he uses a guitar on some tracks, although he doesn't sing.

Starting with the cd, there are endless laughs that'll keep your LPM very high. "Some Jokes" (7 min), "Other Jokes" (1.5 min), "These Jokes" (6 min) and "Some More Jokes" (3.5 min) are the bits that are just jokes, without guitar. "The Start" (3 min) features a short intro by Demetri's Grandma, as well as some regular jokes. "The Remix" (5.5 min) is regular jokes, with keyboard in the background. "Personal Information Waltz" (7 min) uses that infamous waltz, and is helped by Will Forte (Saturday Night Live), with hilarious results. You have to hear it to believe it. "One Story" (7 min) gives you a day in the life of Demetri, as he plays guitar. And, finally, "The Jokes With Guitar" (13 min) is just that. "Sames And Opposites" (8 min) is really the only song on the cd, although it is great. All these tracks use most of the material from the Comedy Central bit, while the parts about batteries and butter were extended, for the better. There is also material from other performances he did on various late night talk shows, from the Invite Them Up cd, and a lot of new stuff. "The Grapes Song" and "The Wisdom Song" are not joke tracks, but actual songs. They're okay, but not as fun to listen to as the regular jokes. The hidden track is a story told by Demetri's Grandma, as Demetri plays guitar. It is weird, but again, okay.

The DVD features numerous tidbits of stuff. Highlights are the Comedy Central special, a commentary of that feature, a few jokes set to Demetri's animation, and two very early performances. The 'earlier' one is particularly great, making you wish he'd never given up on the material. There are also some songs, short documentaries and other things you can explore on your own.

Overall, this CD/DVD set is well worth any asking price. Demetri can make spot-on, witty observations about everyday things like checkers, swimming, greeting cards, sports bars, even that paper clip that pops in Word Processor, and have your eyes watering behind uncontrollable laughter. I like to think this is different than most of the comedy out there right now. But if you ask me, this is how comedy should be: too funny. Sort of....
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny, very smart, very original, demetri martin is the man! 6 Oct 2006
By J. Paulo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
don't listen to the previous review saying demetri has gone soft. that guy doesn't know what he is talking about and i also think he is a little bitter that he can't get any girls. the only people i know that complain about someone else catering to the 'ladies' is the guy who can't get any of the aforementioned 'ladies.' demetri martin is a very smart guy and his comedy showcases his intelligence. i just saw him live and his new material is just as funny as this cd. creating a whole new set of jokes is not an easy task, most comics hold on to jokes for a very long time and demetri, new to the public ears, is already on tour with a whole new set of jokes. he can improv, he can draw (pictures) funny material, he can come up with one liners, and best of all, after the punch line is delivered, he can still, sometimes quietly, throw in a line or two that is far funnier than the punchline. only larry david can make me laugh as much as demetri martin. demetri is really in a special class of comics, because he is just naturally funny, he doesn't have to try, he just has a really funny way of looking at things and thinking about things and he is my favorite comic right now. he can make anyone laugh, not just a specific group of people, and that is true talent.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic comedy album 27 Sep 2006
By Maxel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
From the moment I picked up the cd and saw a very demetri-esque sticker that read "this sticker is unnecessary" and I laughed, I knew the album would be a good one.

I followed demetri almost religiously before he released this cd, waiting for some sort of material other than his comedy central presents and few other random recordings/videos he made. This cd is worth the wait. It does incorporate some of the classic demetri, it has a huge amount of new content and twists on old content. This cd could be a great way to introduce yourself to demetri, or a great supplement of any collection of demetri material.

The bonus DVD is excellent as well, packed with all sorts of material, including some very early standup routines and some animated shorts he put to his old jokes.

In all, demetri definately gives you your money's worth, and I hope he can stay fresh with new material in the future. Hopefully he doesn't become another over-quoted comic like Dane Cook.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was there! 28 Sep 2006
By Ben - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Granted, I do not own the album yet, but I will be purchasing it after I'm finished writing this. So, you might be thinking, "if he doesn't own the CD, how can he write I review?" The answer: I was there! That's right, the CD was recorded in downtown Chicago on Feb. 10, 2006 and I WAS THERE! It was without a doubt the most I have ever laughed in my entire life. The man is a genius both in comedy and IQ (there are several big words used). Demetri Martin: I don't know if you personally read these reviews, but if you do, Thank You. Thank you for being born and thus creating the funniest hour in the history of the universe. It was the greatest birthday present ever (oh yeah, forgot to mention that the tickets were a birthday present). I wish Amazon would let me give a higher rating than five stars.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Album From An Amazing Show!!! 3 Oct 2006
By Brian LaPorte - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was such an amazing show (taped back in Feb '06 in Chicago). I brought my girlfriend with, who actually is on the CD a lot (during the talking bits, she's the loud giggly one who continues to laugh after the joke is over). Anyway, Demetri is an amazing artist, who shows that you don't need to be overly vulgar to be forkin' hysterical!
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