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Demetri Martin is Netflix’s The Overthinker
Longtime fans of comedian and filmmaker Demetri Martin probably already suspected he was an overthinker. From the attention to detail evident in previous stand-up specials like Live *at the time and Demetri Martin. Person, to his feature film debut Dean, the 45-year-old comic has always poured over his acts and stories with a careful analysis that results in jokes carefully presented in a thoughtful manner. Hence The Overthinker, Martin’s second Netflix special, which is now available to stream on the platform. As always, audiences can expect lots of one-liners, drawings, and music, albeit with a new narrative flair.