Friday, January 9, 2009

Jon Stewart endorses "Important Things"

Demetri Martin, who was briefly the "youth correspondent" on "The Daily Show," is returning to Comedy Central with his own sketch show, "Important Things." It debuts Feb. 11.

Pittsburgh reporter Rob Owen attended Martin's presentation at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, and files this report.

Jon Stewart... was not present but recorded an introduction for TV critics.

"You have a lot of shows to watch, 'The Hills,' 'The City', 'Bromance,' and I know that because of that your brains probably hurt and that it's difficult to hold onto any kind of adult relationship.

"This show is so good it makes 'Walker Texas Ranger' look like 'Nash Bridges,'" Stewart said. "I don't know what that means."
TDS' token Brit John Oliver will also be appearing on the show, according to Multichannel News, which also mentions that Martin's show represents "the second pick-up under Comedy Central's first-look agreement with Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions Inc." The first pick-up? "The Colbert Report."