Comedy and the Family: Demetri Martin Years after he dropped out of law school to pursue comedy, Demetri Martin is a successful stand-up comedian and regular contributor on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. But what do Demetri's mother, Lillian, and grandmother, Dinah, think about that? Robert Siegel talks with Demetri, Lillian and Dinah.
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Comedy and the Family: Demetri Martin

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Comedy and the Family: Demetri Martin

Comedy and the Family: Demetri Martin

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Comedian Demetri Martin, 34, went from law school to doing stand-up comedy. Jayme Thornton hide caption

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Demetri Martin is a 34-year-old comedian from Tom's River, N.J.

His father was a Greek Orthodox priest; his mother ran the family diner. Martin went to Yale, won a scholarship to NYU Law School, and chose comedy instead.

Years after he dropped out of law school, Martin is a successful stand-up comedian and regular contributor on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He also has had a special of his own this year on Comedy Central.

But what do Demetri's mother, Lillian, and grandmother, Dinah, think about that?