Demetri Martin wants it all. Who doesn’t!?
Martin is already a winning stand-up, actor, he’s in the new Lake Bell flick In A World ( opening today). Now he tells IFC that what he really wants is to write movies.
“Comedy is like a carbohydrate, but it’s like refined sugar,” he told IFC. “If you mix it with a story, it becomes a complex carbohydrate. And a drama would be protein, which takes more time to digest. I think I spent a lot of time making candy, and I’m trying to make a bigger meal.”
Two meals on Martin’s movie menu are waiting to be ordered. One is Will (about a world where free will doesn’t exist), and another is Moon People. Martin says they’re currently like “two people on life support.”
“I’m hoping they will recover,” he laughs. “I visit them when appropriate, and let them know I’m there, even if they can’t hear me.”
In the meantime, we hear you, Demetri!
1. Law School
2. Fog Machines
3. The Boyfriend Bomb