Mae Martin

Mae Martin is a British-Canadian writer and stand-up comedian who most recently won a Canadian Screen Award for her writing on Canada’s CBC hit all-female comedy series Baroness Von Sketch Show. Mae will debut her new stand-up show Dope at the 2017 Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals which will then transfer to the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond for her first UK tour in 2018.

Mae’s BBC Radio 4 series Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award and has been re-commissioned for a second series. The first series explored the millennial generation’s sexual revolution which is transforming how society perceives sex and gender.

The program was loosely based on Mae’s stand-up show Us which debuted at the 2015 Edinburgh fringe and was her most critically acclaimed yet, gaining glowing national press coverage in The Guardian, The Times, Glamour Magazine and The Daily Mirror. The show had packed out audiences every night during the run and extra late-night shows were added to meet demand. The show extended to London’s Soho Theatre and The Invisible Dot and was named Critic’s Choice in Time Out London. A sitcom script based on the show is also in development with Objective Productions and Channel 4, co-written with Skins writer Joe Hampson.

Mae regularly hosts her own stand-up nights in venues across London, most notably Mae Martin and Friends at Soho Theatre with line-ups including Aisling Bea, Sara Pascoe and James Acaster. Mae has previously supported Nina Conti on her UK tour and her first comedy album Mae Martin: Live is available on iTunes.

As a previous contract writer for BBC Radio 4, Mae has also written for Newsjack, News Quiz and The Now Show as well as Endemol and Beyond’s YouTube sketch series Sketch My Life.

Performing comedy since she was aged 13, Mae trained in improvisation and sketch comedy for four years at the Toronto outpost of the internationally acclaimed comedy institution, The Second City. Notable alumni include Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carrell and Mike Myers. She received her first Canadian Comedy Award nomination at 15, and has been nominated twice since. At 16 she made her Canadian television debut on The Comedy Network’s Cream of Comedy, and was the youngest ever nominee for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award. On Canadian Television Mae has also performed as part of Just For Laughs Festival and The Halifax Comedy Festival both for CBC, and on Video On Trial (Much Music). She has also been a guest on CBC Radio’s Q.

Since moving to the UK in 2011, Mae has established a fervent young following and was awarded Best international Performer at the Brighton Fringe and has been a finalist in The Hackney New Act of the Year AwardsThe Musical Comedy Awards and the Amused Moose Laughter Awards. 

On UK television, Mae has performed on the BBC3’s showcase for new comedy talent Live At the BBC and had her first sitcom roles in Nick Helm’s Uncle (BBC3) and Outsiders, a comedy blap for Channel 4. It was Mae’s appearance as the stand-up guest on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) that first catapulted her into the consciousness of the UK’s online teen community. The clip gathered thousands of views on YouTube, and Mae has emerged as a bright new role model for nervous teens everywhere, gaining a vast and engaged social media following (40,000 followers across Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram).

In Mae we now have comedy’s most naturally charismatic young storyteller. She finds her punch lines in thoroughly unlikely places – combining wickedly astute social observation with nostalgic references to her pseudo-anguished past.

 

2016 press about Mae:

“Infectious laughs…deftly delivered” **** EVENING STANDARD

Martin has been turning out impressive work on the circuit for a while without quite getting the attention she deserves. Now’s the time for her to come out of the shadows.” **** METRO

Quietly radical… the Canadian stand-up’s show expertly splices comedy, opinion and enlightenment THE GUARDIAN

“The Canadian comedian is a brilliant mix of clever, neurotic and goofy…Mae Martin: Us, on gender fluidity is insightful and really, really funny.” GLAMOUR

2015 press about Mae:

“An intelligent bag of cartoonish energy, Mae Martin might just change the way you think about LGBT comedy, or as she would call it, comedy… Mae Martin has a bright future in comedy and proves labels mean nothing when somebody is universally funny” ***** THE DAILY MIRROR

 

“This ever-delightful Canadian comic’s latest offering is her best show yet…It’s a show with a strong message and plenty of laughs – behind her sweetness, Martin’s quickly developing into a gutsy stand-up” CRITICS’ CHOICE, TIME OUT

 

“This feels like a comedic coming of age for Martin… she has mass appeal, is interesting, hugely likeable, and is above all else is very funny” ****.5 CHORTLE

 

“Martin’s gentle charm makes it all highly watchable, while her wider thoughtfulness nudges ‘Us’ into something rather important, too” **** THE TIMES

 

“Astute, provocative, and genuinely funny” ***** EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINES

 

“It’s hard not to fall for her dorky attitude towards liberality and identity” **** BROADWAY BABY

 

“Hidden within her jokes is an incredibly raw honesty about sexuality and strange childhood memories”

NO 1. FAVOURITE COMEDIAN AT THE FRINGE, GLAMOUR MAGAZINE

 

For further information please contact Tiffany Agbeko tiffany@johnnoel.com 0207 428 8400.

 

 

 

 

TitleRoleDetailsChannel
WRITER/ PERFORMER CREDITS TV / ONLINE
Celebrity Eggheads

2017
Contestant Celebrity special of the general knowledge quiz in which teams battle to beat the Eggheads.Baby Grand Productions for BBC Two
BBC Radio 4 A Good Read

2017
GuestLong running radio show where guest stars discuss their favourite books BBC Radio 4
Baroness Von Sketch Show

2016
Actor/co-writer (Various roles- winner of Canadian Screen Award for Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Programme)Starring Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Jennifer Whalen, Jen Goodhue, Dawn Whitwell, Mae Martin

Nominated for five Canadian Screen Awards-
Satirical comedy sketches about everyday concerns, from ordering coffee to open relationships.
BVSS Productions for CBC Television
The Now Show

2016
Guest BBC Radio4 show-Comedy sketches and satirical comments from Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests.BBC Comedy for BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 Short CutsGuest Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4
Uncle

2016
Actor (Imogen)Starring Nick Helm, Elliot Speller-Gillott, Daisy Haggard

Andy is a dissolute out-of work musician who forges an unlikely alliance with his nephew Errol after being morally blackmailed into looking after him by his chaotic sister Sam.

Not a natural with either kids or responsibility, he tries to keep his new charge out of trouble while being knee-deep in it himself.
Baby Cow Productions for BBC Three
It's Not What You Know

2016
Guest panellistJoe Lycett hosts a panel show that tests how well panellists know those closest to them.BBC Radio Comedy for Radio 4
Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality

2016
Presenter/ WriterNominated for a BBC Radio Award 2017- Mae's own radio show in which the British-based Canadian explores the millennial generation's sexual revolution which is transforming how society perceives sex and gender.BBC Radio 4
Outsiders (Blap)

2016
Performer A group of wide eyed internationals living in a cramped London House-share explore what it’s like when you’re ‘not from around here’. Citrus Television for Channel 4
The Now Show

2016
ContributorSteve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Mae Martin, Marcus Brigstocke and Gemma Arrowsmith to present the week in news through stand-up and sketches.BBC Radio 4
Sam Delaney's News Thing: Drugs

2015
GuestSam asks whether everyone in the world is on drugs, David Lammy MP reveals the secrets of the Privy Council and Bobby Mair tries out life under house arrest. Featuring guests Holly Burn, David Mills, Mae Martin and David Lammy MPStudio Sixty Billion for Russia Today
Live from the BBC

2016
Stand-upNew BBC live stand-up comedy showPhil McIntyre Productions for BBC3
The Now Show

2015
ContributorSteve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Freya Parker, John Robins, Emily Taylor, Mitch Benn, and Mae Martin for a comedy take on the week's news.BBC Radio 4
Radio 4's Night of Comedy for Children in Need

2015
Stand-upFor one night only BBC Comedy takes over the Radio Theatre as Susan Calman hosts a top bill of stand up, sketches and music. BBC Radio 4
The Morning After Show

2015
PanellistComedy chat show recorded during the 2015 Edinburgh Festival FringeBrown Eyed Boy for NBC (USA)
Just for Laughs

2015
Stand-UpTelevised stand-up festivalCBC (Canada)
Abominal Hoax Men

2015
WriterMonster prank showPrincess Productions for SKY1 HD
Do's and Don't at Festivals

2015
ContributorLove Live
Baroness Von Sketch Show

2015
Sketch Writer All female sketch showBVSS Productions for CBC (Canada)
Ketchup Legs Taster

2015
Co-creatorKids comedy showHattrick
Two Players

2014
ContributorOnline show where stars play the newest, worst and best video games togetherLemonade Money for 4OD
Sabotage, series 2

2014
Stand-up Developed from the live comedy night of the same name, Sabotage prides itself on being a comedy show for comedy fansHattrick for BBC Radio 4 Extra
The Debrief Presents: Thinking Out Loud, various

2014
Contributor New online series where women talk about the things that really matterColour TV for the Debrief (Bauer Media)
Sketch My Life

2014
WriterTwocomedians and one YouTuber join forces to present irreverent, hilarious sketches based on the YouTuber's LivesEndemol and Beyond for YouTube
The Phil and Alice Show: BBC Radio 1 stand-up at the Edinburgh Festival

2014
Stand-up ComedianBBC Radio 1's Greg James presents a night of musical comedy featuring some of his favourite acts from the festivalBBC in house for BBC Radio 1 and online
Greg James Presents Musical Comedy: BBC at the Edinburgh Festival

2014
Stand-up ComedianBBC Radio 1's Greg James presents a night of musical comedy featuring some of his favourite acts from the festivalBBC in house for BBC Radio 1 and online
Fame Unwrapped

2014
ContributorFame Unwrapped: How To Be Famous, and HeartbreaksITN for international broadcasters
Life: An Idiots Guide, Series 3

2014
Stand Up ComedianStephen K Amos and some of the comedy circuit's best stand-ups attempt to unravel the knotty problems of modern lifeBBC Radio 4 Extra
Newsjack, Series 10

2014
WriterPresented by Romesh Ranganathan with a rag tag cast including Lewish Macleod, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Pippa Evans, Morgana Robinson, Ellie White and Alive Levine. The week's stories cobble together into scrapbook-sketch-show. Uniformed, up to the minute, down to the dregsBBC Radio 4 Extra
Lolz Lounge for The Phil & Alice Show

2014
Stand Up Comedian Starring: Alice Levine & Phil Taggart. All the very best in new comedy. BBC Radio 1
Fake Reaction
Series 2

2013
ContributorStarring: Matt Edmondson

Entertainment series in which contestants must keep a straight face and fool the other team
STV Productions for ITV2
50 Funniest moments of 2013

2013
ContributorA panel of movers and shakers from the world of comedy share their 50 funniest moments of 2013Objective Scotland for Channel 4
How to Win Eurovision

2013
ContributorAn archive led, entertainment documentary looking at the world of the Eurovision song contest and what it will take for the UK to finally win againBBC In House for BBC3
Olympics 2012: 50 Greatest Moments

2012
ContributorStarring Gabby Logan, Greg James,
A fun, irreverent and uplifting countdown of the 50 greatest moments from the unforgettable London Olympics
BBC In house for BBC 3
Russell Howard's Good News

2012
Stand-up ComedianStarring Russell Howard, Mae Martin
Panel show hosted by Russell Howard who offers his unique perspective on the big stories dominating the news outlets from online and print to broadcast
Avalon Television for BBC3
The Halifax Comedy Festival

2012
Stand-upTelevised Stand-up festivalCBC (Canada)
BBC Radio 4's Fresh From the Fringe

2012
Stand-upStarring Jason Cook, Nish Kumar, Mae Martin, Dan Schreiber, Celia Pacquola

Jason Cook hosts a showcase of the best new acts from the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe
BBC In House for BBC Radio4
Video on Trial

2010
PanelistCanadian Comedy Television show where the panel poke fun at artists behavior in music videosMuch Music
(Canada)
Global Comedians

2009
Stand-upGlobal Television
(Canada)
Cream of Comedy

2003
Writer/ PerformerAnnual Awards show that promotes emerging comedic talent in the early stage in their careersThe Comedy Network
(Canada)
LIVE CREDITS
Sydney Comedy Festival 2017Mae brings 7 dates of her 1 hour show 'Dope' to Sydney Comedy Festival including performing at Sydney Opera House
MICF 2017

Melbourne Comedy Festival
Mae Bring her new 1 hour stand up show 'Dope' to Melbourne Comedy Festival
Mae Martin And Friends

2016
Soho Theatre-Mae hosts a night of comedy with friends Sara Pascoe, John Kearns, Adam Hess and Sarah Kendall.
'Us' MICF 2016

Melbourne Comedy Festival

Mae Bring her 1 hour stand up show 'Us' to Melbourne Town Hall

http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/mae-martin-us
The Invisible Dot Cabaret

2016
British cult optimist Josie Long will host and the evening will feature straight-faced whimsical joker James Acaster, observations from Canadian Mae Martin mixing the profound and the surreal.
'Us'

1 Hour Stand Up Show

2015
The Invisible Dot, London

2 Week Run
'Us'

1 Hour Stand Up

2015
4 Week Run, promoted by The Invisible Dot for the free Fringe at City Cafe
The Invisible Dot Cabaret
The Manchester International Festival
Just for Laughs

2015
Montreal
Televised stand up festival in Montreal, Canada
Zoofest

2015
Montreal
Stand up festival in Montreal, Canada
Leicester Comedy Festival

2014
Stand up festival in Leicester UK
Nina Conti UK Tour

2013
Tour Support
Edinburgh Festival
'Work in Progress'
Promoted by Berk's Nest for festival at Cowgate Head Edinburgh
'Slumber Party'

1 hour stand up
Soho Theatre, London, 2 nights
Brighton Comedy Festival
Comedy Festival in Brighton