Hay Festival 2019. Mae Martin. Copyright: Marsha Arnold

Mae Martin is a British-Canadian comedian and actress who moved to the UK in 2011. She has worked widely with BBC Radio 4, presenting her own programmes Mae Martin's Guide To 21st Century Sexuality and Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Addiction, as well as GrownUpLand, targeted at millennials.

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Nationality
Canadian

Biography

Mae Martin is a British-Canadian comedian and actress who trained in improvisation and sketch comedy for four years at the Toronto outpost of the famed comedy institution, The Second City, whose notable alumni include Amy Poehler, Steve Carrell, Mike Myers, and Tina Fey. She also won two Canadian Comedy Awards as part of the comedy troupe The Young And The Useless.

Martin moved to the UK in 2011, fast making a name for herself on both sides of the Atlantic. Her stand-up show Dope began at the 2017 Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals before transferring to the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond, for her first UK tour that same year. Since then she has performed on BBC Three's live stand-up show Live At The BBC and Russell Howard's Good News, and has written for The Now Show and Newsjack.

Martin's BBC Radio 4 series Mae Martin's Guide To 21st Century Sexuality (2016)was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award and is loosely based on her own stand-up show Us, which premiered in 2015. An informative exploration of inclusive sexual behaviour and attitudes in the modern era, it is characteristically frank, confessional, and revealing.

This was followed in 2017 by Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Addiction, an intimate meditation, delving deep into her own past, on how a person becomes inextricably attached to harmful substances. On the same platform she also co-hosted the podcast GrownUpLand, targeted at millennials.

A voice for nervous teens and young people everywhere, she regularly incorporates material about her LGBT identity and her drug-taking past. Alongside releasing a Netflix comedy special, in 2019 she announced a new Netflix sitcom based on her identity and life experiences, entitled Feel Good, in which Lisa Kudrow plays her mother.

Martin often hosts her own stand-up nights across London, most notably Mae Martin and Friends at Soho Theatre.

Awards

RTS Awards 2021
Writer - Comedy: Winner
RTS Awards 2021
Breakthrough Award: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 2021
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Nominee
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Outstanding Comedy Actress: Longlisted
Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2020
Breakthrough Talent: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2018
Breakthrough Act: Winner
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2017
Best Comedy Show: Nominee
Amused Moose Comedy Award 2013
Main Award: Nominee

Credits

Year Production Role
2021 Greenwich Comedy Festival Self
2021 Feel Good - Series 2 Executive Producer
2021 Feel Good - Series 2 Writer
2021 Feel Good - Series 2 Mae
2020 Things My Mother Never Told Me (...About Lockdown)
  1. E4 - Mae Martin
Guest
2020 Feel Good - Series 1 Associate Producer
2020 Feel Good - Series 1 Writer
2020 Feel Good - Series 1 Mae
2019 The Mae Martin Experiment Self
2018 GrownUpLand Host / Presenter
2018 Show And Tell at The Queen's Hall Self
2018 Comedy Central At The Comedy Store - Series 5
  1. E1 - Ed Gamble At The Comedy Store
  2. E6 - Dane Baptiste At The Comedy Store
Guest
2018 BBC New Comedy Award - 2018
  1. E2 - Heat 2 - London
Host / Presenter
2018 From Russia With Lou & Annie
  1. E9 - Matchday 9
  2. E23 - Matchday 23
Self
2018 Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier - Series 1
  1. E5 - Jon Richardson
  2. E6 - Technology
  3. E8 - Family
Writer
2018 Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier - Series 1
  1. E2 - The Body
  2. E5 - Jon Richardson
  3. E6 - Technology
  4. E8 - Family
Self
2018 Unspun With Matt Forde - Series 4
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2018 The Now Show - Series 52 Writer
2018 The Now Show - Series 52 Self
2017 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 1
  1. Special - Russell Howard Christmas Special
Self
2017 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 1
  1. E12 - Episode Twelve
Guest
2017 Mae Martin's Guide To 21st Century Addiction Writer
2017 Mae Martin's Guide To 21st Century Addiction Host / Presenter
2017 Mae Martin: Dope Self
2017 Soho Theatre Live - Series 1
  1. E5 - Mae Martin
Writer
2017 Soho Theatre Live - Series 1 Self
2017 Mae Martin And Nick Coyle: Show Party Self
2017 Mae Martin: Dope Self
2017 The Now Show - Series 50 Writer
2017 The Now Show - Series 50 Self
2017 Uncle - Series 3
  1. E1 - Father's Day
  2. E7 - The Last Assembly
Imogen
2016 The Now Show - Series 49 Writer
2016 The Now Show - Series 49 Guest
2016 Mae Martin's Guide To 21st Century Sexuality Writer
2016 Mae Martin's Guide To 21st Century Sexuality Host / Presenter
2016 It's Not What You Know - Series 4
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2016 Top Ten
  1. E7 - Mae Martin - Things I Find Attractive Regardless Of Gender
Writer
2016 Top Ten Self
2016 Mae Martin: Work in Progress Self
2016 Outsiders Writer (Additional Material)
2016 Outsiders Mae
2016 BBC New Comedy Award - 2016
  1. E6 - Heat 6
Host / Presenter
2016 The Now Show - Series 48 Writer
2016 The Now Show - Series 48 Guest
2016 Live From The BBC - Series 1
  1. E1 - Nish Kumar & Mae Martin
Self
2015 Radio 4's Night Of Comedy For Children In Need Guest
2015 Mae Martin: Us Self
2015 Sabotage - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2014 Radio 1 Live At The Edinburgh Festival Self
2014 Mae Martin's Workshop Self
2014 Life: An Idiot's Guide - Series 3
  1. E4 - Coming Of Age
Guest
2014 Newsjack - Series 10
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E4 - Episode Four
  3. E5 - Episode Five
  4. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2014 Fake Reaction - Series 2
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
Guest
2013 Mae Martin: Slumber Party Self
2013 Stath Lets Flats - Comedy Blaps
  1. Comedy Blaps: Stath - Letting Agent
Potential Buyer
2012 Fresh From The Fringe - 2012
  1. Fresh From The Fringe: 2012
Guest
2012 Musical Comedy Awards Showcase Self
2012 Mae Day Self
2011 Musical Comedy Awards Showcase Self
2011 Mae Day: I'm Not Waving, I'm Drowning Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Mae Martin on IMDb

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