Demetri Martin Live* *at the time – Netflix Original

Demetri Martin Live At the time logoI decided to check out this Netflix Original special from 2015 and see what I thought of it. I am a fan of watching stand up comedy so blogging about it only seems to make sense when I watch it. I am blogging this as I watch it (which is a bit different than I normally do it but something I wanted to try) so if it seems spacey, that may be why. At the moment we are three minutes in and while it’s been somewhat funny I haven’t laughed out loud yet. Not that it’s been bad so far, just no huge laugh moments to me. At this point he is talking about signs and how they are funny. The first laugh out loud moment was a little over 5 minutes in when he is talking about Turkey. Good start for the special so far. The hairless cat segment is pretty funny as well. Best joke so far: ‘I have an L shaped sofa, lower case’. The elevator bit was also pretty funny. The prune juice bit is actually pretty clever, not really funny but very intelligent. The French segment made me laugh out loud again. So 14 minutes in and we have had two laugh out loud moments so far. Not too bad, let’s keep watching.

So the next laugh out loud segment was the ‘uneducated guess’ bit. That’s about 17 minutes in. The jokes are consistently good so far, I would say the majority are hysterical but they are consistently good. A little update, 27 minutes in and from the last laugh out loud moment til now it’s been 10 minutes and the material seems to have degraded, it’s still decent but not in the ‘good’ category at this point. Let’s keep watching…

The next laugh out loud moment is the bit about saying shotgun when you are eating rice and you have to sneeze, that’s about 35 minutes in. That was the first time I have laughed in quite some time during this special. Let’s see how the rest of the special goes, it’s a bit over half way through now. So now we are 48 minutes in, the jokes have been decent, not quite consistently good in this last half but decent. There hasn’t been any laugh out loud moments since around 35 minutes in though. So near the end of the special he has brought out the harmonica and the guitar, let’s see if this improves the special for the ending…

So to answer that previous question, not really. No more laugh out loud moments. I would say the special is not quite good but decent, I didn’t hate it but I don’t regret watching it.

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