Mae Martin is the star of BBC Radio 4’s Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality and has been seen on BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News and BBC2’s Live From The BBC.
In her new show Dope, she ‘whips through personal anecdotes and smartly written analogies’ (The Times) of a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction. It shines a light on that one weird shrimp we all have in our brains that is happy to pursue short-term pleasure despite the long-term negative consequences. It asks – who are we when we’re not addicted?
With Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival runs in Spring 2017, a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August and a stint at London’s Soho Theatre in early autumn, Mae then takes the show on her debut UK tour.
Mae has a significant, cult following, and hosts a monthly, sell-out residency at London’s Soho Theatre – it was her appearance on Russell Howard’s Good News that first catapulted her into the consciousness of the UK’s online teen community. The clip went viral on YouTube and Mae emerged as a bright new role model for teens everywhere.
In Mae we now have comedy’s most naturally charismatic young storyteller. She finds punch lines in thoroughly unlikely places – combining wickedly astute social observation from a millennial, LGBQT standpoint, with nostalgic references to her own pseudoanguished past.
‘Quietly radical…the Canadian expertly splices comedy, opinion and enlightenment’
‘Effortlessly amusing… Martin’s gentle charm is highly watchable’
★★★★ The Times
‘Infectious laughs… deftly delivered’
★★★★ Evening Standard
‘An intelligent bag of cartoonish energy’
★★★★ Daily Mirror
‘She has mass appeal, is interesting, hugely likeable, and above all else is very funny’