It's not easy growing up Greek American -- the Americans call you Greek and the Greeks call you American. But comedian Demetri Martin did it and survived to tell the tale.
Martin, a former correspondent for Jon Stewart's Daily Show, and writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien is a bona fide star in his own right these days, with specials on Comedy Central and starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters like the current film Contagion. He also has published his first book called...quite simply: This is a Book.
He joined New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi to talk Greek and Greek-Americans just ahead of his two shows at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on September 17.
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