Comedian and entertainer Demetri Martin will host of the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), Saturday, Jan. 27, in Anaheim, Calif., during The NAMM Show.
The humorist, currently on his Let’s Get Awkward tour, will host the show for the first time. Martin is known for his deadpan delivery style and also as an audiophile and multi-instrumentalist who regularly incorporates music into his comedic repertoire, having played everything from the piano to guitar, harmonica, the ever-popular ukulele, and even the electronic keytar at his shows.
“I am looking forward to hosting the NAMM TEC Awards! As a mediocre amateur musician who knows very little about professional sound and audio production, I feel uniquely unqualified for the gig. It should be fun.” Martin joked.
As a writer, actor, and director, Martin’s career has included many high-profile appearances and collaborations, including his notable early work as a contributor to “The Daily Show” and his own TV series for Comedy Central. He can now be heard as the voice of Ice Bear in Cartoon Network’s “We Bare Bears” and will release his third book this fall called “If It’s Not Funny It’s Art.”
The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in honor of the many individuals, companies and technical innovations used in sound recordings, films, broadcast television and video games. On the evening of the awards, the winners in 31 categories of products and projects in the areas of Technical or Creative Achievement will be announced.