Last night, comedian Demetri Martin appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and was hilarious. I looked him up online and it turns out he's been a writer for Conan since 2003. (He also portrays the tiny stuntman on the show.) Here's a short bio of him from the Comedy Central website:
Demetri Martin began his career in comedy when he dropped out of law school. After graduating from Yale College, Demetri headed to NYU School of Law with a full scholarship. When he realized that law school was boring, Demetri started doing stand-up across the street at the Boston Comedy Club in Greenwich Village.
Since venturing into comedy, Demetri has appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and NBC's "Late Friday". He has contributed writing to The Daily Show and written for VH-1's "Don't Quote Me". In addition, he can be seen as an on-camera personality on Showtime's ShoNext channel. Most recently, Demetri was the winner of the 2003 Jury Award prize for Best One-Person Show at the Aspen Comedy Festival.
Click here to watch a Comedy Central clip of Demetri performing and discussing his standup.
Demetri has his own website, where you can read about his life and look at some of his drawings.