Mae Martin is a British-Canadian writer and stand-up comedian. Her newest show Dope debuted at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017 to widespread critical acclaim, before Mae took the show to the Edinburgh Fringe where it was nominated for “Best Show” in the lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Mae’s stand up special Mae Martin at The Soho Theatre Live aired on Comedy Central in August and is available to stream/download. Her second BBC Radio 4 series Mae Martin’s Guide to Addiction was broadcast in November 2017, following her BBC Audio Drama Award-nominated Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality, which explored the millennial generation’s sexual revolution that is transforming how society perceives sex and gender.
Mae is also writing her first non-fiction book, Can Everyone Please Calm Down? a humorous guide to modern sexuality, which will be published via Wren & Rook, the non-fiction imprint of Hachette Children’s Group in Summer 2018. A sitcom is in development with Objective Fiction 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.