Oluademilade Adejuyigbe, known professionally as Demi Adejuyigbe (/ / DEM-ee ə-DIJ-oo-EE-bay; born August 2, 1992), is a British-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".
August 2, 1992
|Alma mater||University of Texas|
|Total views||16.1 million|
Updated: November 24, 2021
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. His family then moved to Dallas, Texas where he lived until moving to Los Angeles, California in 2013. 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.
Adejuyigbe initially gained notoriety from his online presence on Vine under the name "Electrolemon." 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. 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. He hosted Points Party, a spin-off talk show of @midnight that was posted exclusively on Snapchat.
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 and an annual video of him dancing to the song "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire uploaded on September 21, the date mentioned in the song. 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. In 2020 he used the video as a charity fundraiser, raising over $300,000 to be split between several community organizations. In 2021, he retired the series with a final video that included him dancing on the ceiling like Fred Astaire and later Lionel Richie, and included thanks from members of Earth, Wind & Fire at the end. In one day, his fundraiser raised over $800,000 for Imagine Waterworks, the West Fund, and the Sunrise Movement.
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." Until the summer of 2019, he worked as a writer for CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden. In 2020 he wrote for The Amber Ruffin Show.
Adejuyigbe co-hosted the Gilmore Guys podcast from 2014 to 2017, in which he and Kevin T. Porter discussed every episode of the television series Gilmore Girls. He became involved with the podcast after Porter, whom he had taken improv classes with at Upright Citizens Brigade, sought guests and co-hosts for the podcast on Twitter and Adejuyigbe responded to the inquiry. By November 2016, they were getting between 150,000 and 200,000 downloads per episode. In 2017, Time magazine included Gilmore Guys in their list of "The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now." 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.
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. 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." 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. Adejuyigbe returned to the podcast as a guest in November 2020, for an episode centred on the Weezer track "Beverly Hills."
|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"|
|2018||Craig of the Creek||Writer||Co-wrote episode "Wildernessa"|
|2018–19||The Late Late Show with James Corden||Writer|
|2020-21||The Amber Ruffin Show||Writer, Writing Supervisor|||
|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|
|2019||Movie Trivia Schmoedown||"The Electric Lemon"||Episode: "Liz Shannon Miller vs Demi Adejuyigbe"|
|Between Two Ferns: The Movie||DJ Fwap|
|2020||The George Lucas Talk Show||Self||"The George Lucas Talk Show All Day Star Wars Movie Watch Along"|
|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)|
|Couples Therapy||Episode: "#90 Demi Adejuyigbe and Kevin Porter, Megan Gailey and CJ Toledano"|||
|Karstcast Moviecast||Episode: "#62 Demi Adejuyigbe, I, Tonya, and La La Land"|
|Hey Riddle Riddle||Episode: "#92 Unicorn Boner w/ Demi Adejuyigbe"|
|U Talkin' Talking Heads 2 My Talking Head||Episode: "American Utopia (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)"|
|Punch Up The Jam||Episode: "'Beverly Hills' by Weezer (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)"|||
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2021||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series||The Amber Ruffin Show||Nominated|||
- "About YouTube channel". YouTube.
- "Welcome to Punch Up the Jam!". HeadGum. December 13, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
- "my favorite movie from every year i've been alive". letterboxd.com.
- 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".
- 38 Comedians You Should and Will Know. Vulture.
- Wilbur, Brock (January 12, 2016). "Demi Adejuyigbe Jumped From Weird Twitter To Weird TV And You Can Too". Inverse.
- Adejuyigbe, Demi (August 18, 2017). "the year of living with banksy". Medium.
- Adejuyigbe, Demi (May 3, 2013). "Senior videographer reflects, prepares to move on". The Daily Texan.
- Grittner, Sam (May 12, 2013). "Let's Get to Know Demi Adejuyigbe (AKA electrolemon)". The Verge.
- Solomon, Dan (September 21, 2018). "It's September 21! Let Texan Demi Adejuyigbe Make Your Day Again This Year". Texas Monthly.
- O'Keefe, Kevin (December 29, 2014). "The Guys Who Love Gilmore Girls". The Atlantic.
- Brown, Stephanie (September 21, 2015). "Stars Holla: A love letter to the 'Gilmore Guys' podcast". Entertainment Weekly.
- Berkowitz, Joe (April 20, 2020). "Demi Adejuyigbe will make hilarious movie songs for your COVID-19 relief donations". Fast Company.
- Squires, Bethy (September 21, 2020). "It's September 21, So Here's a Demi Adejuyigbe Interview". Vulture.
- Stephen, Bijan (October 3, 2018). "Comedian Demi Adejuyigbe raised $17,820 for charity through his Earth, Wind & Fire meme". The Verge.
- "September 21st! A Charity Fundraiser".
- "Did you remember? The 21st night of September? This comedian sure did". Mashable. September 21, 2021. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
- Gajanan, Mahita (November 21, 2016). "Meet the Gilmore Guys Behind the Gilmore Girls Podcast". Time.
- Jackson, Dan (March 26, 2018). "The Story Behind the Funniest 'Star Wars' Rap Parody of All Time". Thrillist.
- "Demi Adejuyigbe - IMDb". IMDb.
- "Here's the Writing Staff of the Amber Ruffin Show". September 17, 2020.
- "Demi Adejuyigbe". UCB Comedy.
- Contrera, Jessica (August 20, 2015). "Two guys started a podcast about 'Gilmore Girls' and it really, really worked". The Washington Post.
- Locker, Melissa (November 7, 2015). "The Gilmore Guys: the podcast that dissects the Gilmore Girls piece by piece". The Guardian.
- Trantham, Holly (July 22, 2015). "The "Gilmore Guys," Fandom, And Feminism"". Bust.
- Dockterman, Eliana (March 30, 2017). "The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now". Time.
- Mlotek, Haley (July 13, 2015). "Why the 'Gilmore Girls' Fandom Lives On". The New York Times.
- "About Us". Punch Up the Jam.
- @punchupthejam (June 25, 2019). "PUNCH BUNCH! hello friends. demi here, with a quick lil announcement" (Tweet). Retrieved August 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
- "84 - Hotel California PART ONE (w/ Miel's Dad)". HeadGum.
- @punchupthejam (December 19, 2019). "the podcast has officially PEAKED" (Tweet). Retrieved April 13, 2020 – via Twitter.
- "Maximum Film! Episode 200: 'F9' with Demi Adejuyigbe". July 2, 2021.
- 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.
- "Demi Adejuyigbe". Television Academy. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
- "Keith & Heath (2014) - IMDb". IMDb.
- ""The Comedy Show Show" Turnt Up! With Eliza Skinner (TV Episode 2016) - IMDb". IMDb.
- ""Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" Spring (TV Mini-Series 2016) - IMDb". IMDb.
- "Follow Me (2017) - IMDb". IMDb.
- "Men (2017) - IMDb". IMDb.
- "The Fruits of Our Vine". Earwolf. February 3, 2015.
- "The Gilmore Guys, Our Close Friends". Earwolf. March 3, 2015.
- "CIPYD 66: Demi Adejuyigbe and Shar Peis". ACast. October 26, 2016.
- "Church's Chicken with Demi Adejuyigbe". Spotify. November 17, 2016.
- "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf.
- "Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Demi Adejuyigbe". The Bechdel Cast. December 28, 2017.
- "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf. September 26, 2017.
- "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf. January 4, 2018.
- "Demi Adejuyigbe". Earwolf. October 10, 2018.
- "Ch. 10: William Jackson Harper, Actor; Demi Adejuyigbe, Writer". Art19. July 31, 2018.
- "15 Emmy Awards We Wish Existed". Earwolf. October 7, 2018.
- "Shawshank Wedemption (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)". Earwolf. March 20, 2018.
- "Demi Adejuyigbe and Kevin Porter, Megan Gailey and CJ Toledano - Couples Therapy". iHeartRadio. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
- "'Beverly Hills' by Weezer (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)". Headgum. November 26, 2020.
- Shanfeld, Haley Bosselman,Jordan Moreau,Ethan; Bosselman, Haley; Moreau, Jordan; Shanfeld, Ethan (July 13, 2021). "Emmys 2021: Complete Nominations List". Variety. Retrieved July 16, 2021.