Demi Adejuyigbe

Demi Adejuyigbe (/ˈdɛmi əˌdɪuˈb/ DEM-ee ə-DIJ-oo-EE-bay;[1] born August 2, 1992)[2][3] is an American writer, comedian, and social media personality. He is best known for co-hosting the podcast Gilmore Guys, and his work on the NBC comedy series The Good Place and the CBS late night show The Late Late Show with James Corden. In 2018, he was named as one of Vulture magazine's "38 Comedians You Should and Will Know".[4]

Demi Adejuyigbe
Personal information
BornOluwademilade Adejuyigbe
(1992-08-02) August 2, 1992 (age 28)
London, England
Occupation
Websitewww.demiadejuyig.be Edit this at Wikidata
YouTube information
Years active2012–present
YouTube information
NationalityAmerican
Channel
Years active2008–present
Genre
  • Comedy
  • music
Subscribers47,000
Total views7 million

Updated: September 2020

Early life and educationEdit

Adejuyigbe was born in London in 1992 to Nigerian parents and lived in the United Kingdom until he was five years old.[5] His family then moved to Dallas, Texas where he lived until moving to Los Angeles, California in 2013.[5][6] He has one younger sister named Temiloluwa. He attended high school in Texas and then attended the University of Texas at Austin, receiving a B.S. in Radio, Television, and Film in 2013.[7][8][9]

CareerEdit

Beginnings and social mediaEdit

Adejuyigbe initially gained notoriety from his online presence on Vine under the name "Electrolemon."[10] After graduating from University of Texas, he moved to Los Angeles and began working as an office manager for FOX Animation Domination High Definition programming and then interned at Ben Stiller's Red Hour Productions.[5] Adejuyigbe was hired as a Vine producer for the digital team at Funny or Die and later became a digital producer for @midnight in 2014.[11] He hosted Points Party, a spin-off talk show of @midnight that was posted exclusively on Snapchat.[5]

Adejuyigbe has gained recognition for his comedy music clips, which he posts to Twitter and YouTube. These include parody raps in the style of Will Smith[4] and an annual video of him dancing to the song "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire.[9] In 2018 he sold T-shirts identical to the one he wears in each video, with all of the proceeds (over $17,000) going to RAINN, RAICES, and the National Center for Transgender Equality.[12]

WritingEdit

Adejuyigbe joined the writers' room for the first season of NBC's The Good Place and was credited on the season's tenth episode, "Chidi's Choice."[13][14] Until the summer of 2019, he worked as a writer for CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden.[15] In 2020 he wrote for The Amber Ruffin Show.[16]

Adejuyigbe has also written articles for various publications including The New Yorker, The Guardian, Thought Catalog, CollegeHumor, and The Hairpin.[17]

PodcastsEdit

Adejuyigbe co-hosted the Gilmore Guys podcast from 2014 to 2017. He became the co-host of the podcast after he replied to a tweet from comedian Kevin T. Porter in September 2014 about Porter's desire to start a podcast about the television show Gilmore Girls.[13][18][19][20] By November 2016, they were getting between 150,000 and 200,000 downloads per episode.[13] In 2017, Time magazine included Gilmore Guys in their list of "The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now."[21] Adejuyigbe and Porter held live shows of their podcast across the country and had a cameo appearance in the revival of the series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.[22]

Adejuyigbe co-hosted the podcast Punch Up the Jam for 86 episodes, from its 2017 inception until late 2019. His co-host was actor, singer, and Vine star Miel Bredouw. In the show, they discussed and then created parodies ("punch-ups") of well-known songs.[14][23] In June 2019, Adejuyigbe announced his departure from Punch Up the Jam in a tweet made up of images that referenced famous album covers: Fiona Apple's When the Pawn..., The Black Keys' Brothers, Kanye West's The Life of Pablo, and Radiohead's In Rainbows. "I've had a wonderful run, but it's my time to move on," he said. "My last episodes will be dropping in September."[24] Bredouw continued the podcast as its stand-alone host, reformatting the show slightly to allow for discussed songs to be "unpunchable" and including contributions from yMusic's Rob Moose.[25][26] He also was a guest of the quarantine cooking podcast Home cooking episode 12.

CreditsEdit

WriterEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Next Time on Lonny Production intern 7 episodes
2014–15 @midnight Digital producer 35 episodes
Stone Quackers Office manager 7 episodes
2015 Axe Cop 2 episodes
Major Lazer 5 episodes
MTV Video Music Awards Creative consultant
2016–17 The Good Place Writer Wrote episode "Chidi's Choice"
2017 New Warriors Writer
2018 Craig of the Creek Writer Co-wrote episode "Wildernessa"
2018–19 The Late Late Show with James Corden Writer

ActorEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Keith & Heath TV Voice #2 Short film
2016 The Comedy Show Show Tony the Auto Mechanic Episode: "Turnt Up! With Eliza Skinner"
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Dragonfly Guest (uncredited) Episode: "Spring"
2017 Follow Me @Dank4uture Short film
Men Ethan Short film
2019 Movie Trivia Schmoedown "The Electric Lemon" Episode: "Liz Shannon Miller vs Demi Adejuyigbe"
Between Two Ferns: The Movie DJ Fwap

PodcastsEdit

Year Title Notes Ref.
2014–17 Gilmore Guys 237 episodes, co-host with Kevin T. Porter
2015 The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat! Episode: "047 The Gilmore Guys, Demi Adejuyigbe & Kevin T. Porter - Everybody's Talking 'Bout It"
How to Be Less Old Episode 14: "The Fruits of Our Vine"
Jordan, Jesse GO! Episode: "Ep. 382: Cutting the Cheese Mini-sode with Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe"
Everything's Coming Up Podcast Episode: The Old Man and the Key (with Demi Adejuyigbe)"
2015, 2019 Hollywood Handbook 2 episodes
2016 Can I Pet Your Dog? Episode 66: "Demi Adejuyigbe and Shar Peis"
The Dinner Party Download Episode 364: "Davy Rothbart, Annabelle Gurwich, Gustavo Arellano, Demi Adejuyigbe"
Drunk Monk Podcast Episode: "212 Mr. Monk and the TV Star (with Demi Adejuyigbe)"
Doughboys Episode 79: "Church's Chicken with Demi Adejuyigbe"
Pop Rocket Episode: "Atlanta on FX with Demi Adejuyigbe"
Shipping Room Podcast Episode 31: "Jane the Virgin with Demi Adejuyigbe"
2016, 2018 Yo! Is This Racist? 6 episodes
2017 Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend 2 episodes
Baby Geniuses Episode: "Demi Adejuyigbe / Brad Morris"
Box Angeles Episode: "BA #181: Demi Adejuyigbe"
The Bechdel Cast Episode: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Demi Adejuyigbe"
What the Ephron? Episode: "What Women Want (feat. Demi Adejuyigbe)"
2017, 2018 Treks and the City 2 episodes
Views From the Vista 2 episodes
2017, 2019 Blank Check with Griffin & David 2 episodes
Get Up on This Episode 315: "Demi Adejuyigbe"
2017–19 Punch Up The Jam 87 episodes, co-host with Miel Bredouw
2018 Never Not Funny 2 episodes
Cool Playlist Episode: "First Day in a Very Cool Outfit with Demi Adejuyigbe"
Death by Film Episode 63: "Boss Battle of Bad Movies w/ Demi Adejuyigbe"
Who Cares About the Rock Hall? Episode: "Radiohead with Demi Adejuyigbe"
The Good Place: The Podcast Episode: "Ch. 10: William Jackson Harper, Actor; Demi Adejuyigbe, Writer"
High and Mighty Episode: "168: Going to the Movies w/ Demi Adejuyigbe"
Everything Is Rent Episode 11: "You'll See with Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe"
The Kevin & Bean Show on KROQ Episode: "Thursday, August 30th with guests: Jensen Karp, Demi Adejuyigbe, and Dr. Drew"
All Fantasy Everything 2 episodes
Doug Loves Movies Episode 1134: "Kumail Nanjiani, Aparna Nancherla, Demi Adejuyigbe, and Matt Besser guest"
The Cracked Podcast Episode 260: "15 Emmy Awards We Wish Existed"
Lovett or Leave It Episode: "The Wohl of Wall Street"
2018, 2019 Off Book: The Improvised Musical 2 episodes
2019 Hello from the Magic Tavern Episode: "Woodland Creatures"
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2 episodes
2020 Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus & Nicole Byer Episode: "Star Wars: Ep. VII - The Last Jedi (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)
Karstcast Moviecast Episode: "#62 Demi Adejuyigbe, I, Tonya, and La La Land"
Hey Riddle Riddle Episode: “#92 Unicorn Boner w/ Demi Adejuyigbe”

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welcome to Punch Up the Jam!". HeadGum. December 13, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "my favorite movie from every year i've been alive". letterboxd.com.
  3. ^ adejuyigbe, demi (February 5, 2014). "if your birthday is aug 2 let me know. i want to start a club of people with the same birthday who get free birthday food from restaurants".
  4. ^ a b 38 Comedians You Should and Will Know. Vulture.
  5. ^ a b c d Wilbur, Brock (January 12, 2016). "Demi Adejuyigbe Jumped From Weird Twitter To Weird TV And You Can Too". Inverse.
  6. ^ Adejuyigbe, Demi (August 18, 2017). "the year of living with banksy". Medium.
  7. ^ Adejuyigbe, Demi (May 3, 2013). "Senior videographer reflects, prepares to move on". The Daily Texan.
  8. ^ Grittner, Sam (May 12, 2013). "Let's Get to Know Demi Adejuyigbe (AKA electrolemon)". The Verge.
  9. ^ a b c Solomon, Dan (September 21, 2018). "It's September 21! Let Texan Demi Adejuyigbe Make Your Day Again This Year". Texas Monthly.
  10. ^ O'Keefe, Kevin (December 29, 2014). "The Guys Who Love Gilmore Girls". The Atlantic.
  11. ^ a b Brown, Stephanie (September 21, 2015). "Stars Holla: A love letter to the 'Gilmore Guys' podcast". Entertainment Weekly.
  12. ^ Stephen, Bijan (October 3, 2018). "Comedian Demi Adejuyigbe raised $17,820 for charity through his Earth, Wind & Fire meme". The Verge.
  13. ^ a b c d e Gajanan, Mahita (November 21, 2016). "Meet the Gilmore Guys Behind the Gilmore Girls Podcast". Time.
  14. ^ a b Jackson, Dan (March 26, 2018). "The Story Behind the Funniest 'Star Wars' Rap Parody of All Time". Thrillist.
  15. ^ a b c d "Demi Adejuyigbe - IMDb". IMDb.[better source needed]
  16. ^ https://www.vulture.com/2020/09/the-amber-ruffin-show-writing-staff.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ "Demi Adejuyigbe". UCB Comedy.
  18. ^ Contrera, Jessica (August 20, 2015). "Two guys started a podcast about 'Gilmore Girls' and it really, really worked". Washington Post.
  19. ^ Locker, Melissa (November 7, 2015). "The Gilmore Guys: the podcast that dissects the Gilmore Girls piece by piece". The Guardian.
  20. ^ Trantham, Holly (July 22, 2015). "The "Gilmore Guys," Fandom, And Feminism"". Bust.
  21. ^ Dockterman, Eliana (March 30, 2017). "The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now". Time.
  22. ^ Mlotek, Haley (July 13, 2015). "Why the 'Gilmore Girls' Fandom Lives On". New York Times.
  23. ^ a b "About Us". Punch Up the Jam.
  24. ^ @punchupthejam (June 25, 2019). "PUNCH BUNCH! hello friends. demi here, with a quick lil announcement" (Tweet). Retrieved August 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  25. ^ "84 - Hotel California PART ONE (w/ Miel's Dad)". HeadGum.
  26. ^ @punchupthejam (December 19, 2019). "the podcast has officially PEAKED" (Tweet). Retrieved April 13, 2020 – via Twitter.
  27. ^ kevinbiegel (November 12, 2018). "This is really excellent. Demi is so great and this is honest, thoughtful, funny, and lovely. He's also a writer on #newwarriors so it makes me feel like an even smarter person for hiring him. Please watch and irony is poison". @kbiegel. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  28. ^ "Keith & Heath (2014) - IMDb". IMDb.
  29. ^ ""The Comedy Show Show" Turnt Up! With Eliza Skinner (TV Episode 2016) - IMDb". IMDb.
  30. ^ ""Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" Spring (TV Mini-Series 2016) - IMDb". IMDb.
  31. ^ "Follow Me (2017) - IMDb". IMDb.
  32. ^ "Men (2017) - IMDb". IMDb.
  33. ^ "The Fruits of Our Vine". Earwolf. February 3, 2015.
  34. ^ "The Gilmore Guys, Our Close Friends". Earwolf. March 3, 2015.
  35. ^ "CIPYD 66: Demi Adejuyigbe and Shar Peis". ACast. October 26, 2016.
  36. ^ ""Church's Chicken with Demi Adejuyigbe"". Spotify.
  37. ^ "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf.
  38. ^ "Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Demi Adejuyigbe". The Bechdel Cast. December 28, 2017.
  39. ^ "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf. September 26, 2017.
  40. ^ "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf. January 4, 2018.
  41. ^ "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf. October 10, 2018.
  42. ^ "Ch. 10: William Jackson Harper, Actor; Demi Adejuyigbe, Writer". Art19. July 31, 2018.
  43. ^ "15 Emmy Awards We Wish Existed". Earwolf. October 7, 2018.
  44. ^ "Shawshank Wedemption (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)". Earwolf. March 20, 2018.

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