Mae Martin: US
International hit show about identity, sexuality, biphobia and loneliness
Adorable, charming, two-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee Mae Martin comes of age in this internationally lauded hit show about identity, sexuality, biphobia and loneliness. Combining thoughtful social observation and wide-ranging nostalgic references to a ‘pseudo-anguished’ past, this love letter to her parents discusses her liberal childhood, puberty, dropping out of high school and navigating dating when you don’t necessarily identify as gay or straight. Looking back on her own fluid experiences of love and sexuality Mae questions if we need to label ourselves with sexual orientation or if they smother the nuances of who we really are. Mae is a British-Canadian writer and standup comedian who's most recently returned from Melbourne Comedy Festival with critical acclaim and has performed on BBC3’s Live at the BBC. Her first BBC Radio 4 series Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality loosely based on Us will record at the BBC Radio Theatre in the summer, whereby she will explore the millennial generation’s sexual revolution which is transforming how society perceives sex and gender. Mae has also been seen on Russell Howard’s Good News. Running time: 60 minutes. Over 16s only. Valid ID required.
"Mae Martin might just change the way you think about LGBT comedy, or as she would call it, comedy. Five stars."