Adorable, charming, two-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee Mae Martin comes of age in this internationally lauded hit show about identity, sexuality, biphobia and lonliness.
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 stand-up comedian who has most recently returned from Melbourne Comedy Festival with critical acclaim (exclusively 4 & 4.5 reviews) 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 has been seen on Russell Howard’s Good News.
Running Time: 60mins
Age Recommendation: 16+
‘Astute, provocative, and genuinely funny.’
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘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.’
★★★★★ Daily Mirror
‘Martin’s gentle charm makes it all highly watchable, while her wider thoughtfulness nudges Us into something rather important, too.’
‘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.’
‘It’s hard not to fall for her dorky attitude towards liberality and identity.’
★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘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.’
‘Hidden within her jokes is an incredibly raw honesty about sexuality and strange childhood memories.’