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Ohio Wesleyan University to Host Award-Winning Comedian

October 2, 2007

Demetri Martin
DELAWARE, OHIO – Comedian Demetri Martin, best known for his appearances on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” will perform at Ohio Wesleyan University at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for OWU students.

A graduate of Yale University, Martin dropped out of New York University School of Law to pursue his standup career at the Boston Comedy Club in New York City. He has since appeared on numerous television shows, including “Comedy Central Presents: Demetri Martin,” and was nominated in 2004 for an Emmy® Award for his comedic writing on NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” In 2005, he won a Writers Guild of America Award for the same show.

Martin’s appearance is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s Campus Programming Board. Tickets will be available starting Oct. 15 at the university’s Information Desk in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. The Information Desk is staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations are not available online or by phone, and all tickets are for general admission. There is no reserved seating.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.