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Demetri Martin's new book of drawings is 'If It's Not Funny It's Art.' Do we have to pick?

Demetri Martin's new book of drawings is 'If It's Not Funny It's Art.' Do we have to pick?

Demetri Martin — stand-up comic, actor, bestselling author and former correspondent for “The Daily Show” — has garnered a reputation for incorporating another talent into his comedy: drawing.

His new book, “If It’s Not Funny It’s Art” (Grand Central Publishing, $15.99 paper), is a collection of illustrations that feature Martin’s signature, off-kilter one-liners, black-and-white line drawings that deliver a wry, comedic punch.

Of the work in his book, he said that, for the most part, the drawings precede their captions, but he was willing to try the...

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