As an intrepid young man, Demetri Martin, the comedian with the Beatles moptop and penchant for writing long palindrome poems, dropped out of NYU Law School (where he had a full scholarship) to be a stand-up comedian. His family was, to say the least, not pleased. Now, turning 40 years old in May, Martin, who starred in the Ang Lee film Taking Woodstock (2009), continues to prove that he made the right choice. Currently, he’s on tour in support of his new book, Point Your Face at This, which shows off his talents as a cartoonist and master of the one-liner with hundreds of his drawings and visual jokes. Catch him tonight for two shows at the Bell House (he’ll also be at Barnes and Noble Union Square on March 21).

Tue., March 19, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m., 2013