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Important Things with Demetri Martin

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Teens will like slacker humor ... but will parents?

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By marketing his show to teens and twentysomethings, Martin is playing his cards exactly right. After all, anyone older than his target audience might not get the joke. His style is low-tech (and often low-key), with a subtle nod to retro sensibilities ... and it is funny. But that doesn't necessarily mean it will catch on and become a hit.

The original song, "Me vs. You" -- in which Martin compares himself ("Me: Starving wolverine") with an unnamed enemy (You: Baby covered in pork chops") -- is a prime example of his flair for slacker irony. But as for this reviewer, well ... Me: Mildly amused. You? You might be, too.

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