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RT @fergaltweet: @TheMaeMartin previewing at Schadenfreude to a lovely sold out room @TheHarrisonFolk http://t.co/3d36rLXWEx
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@LewisJenkinsMBE Lewis you've been quiet lately how are things?! You coming to Edinburgh this summer?
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if you've seen my joke from the Union Chapel clip about rare things and blue lobsters - PROOF! http://t.co/TZHkBwm4oR
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@BHAChoir in Manchester i'm afraid! Sorry. Another time?
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RT @commentisfree: Stephen Fry opens a window on to male depression – we must let boys cry | Great piece by @AllyFogg http://t.co/YEz1kTe2J…
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September 18th, 2013
The dust has finally settled post-Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013. What a time! Finally getting the spores out of my lungs (it’s damp in Scotland) and the vitamins back into my body (I only ate potatoes). Thank you to everyone who came to Slumber Party – overwhelmingly charming and attractive audiences.
If you missed Slumber Party and want to catch it I’m doing it at the SoHo Theatre October 9th – 12th – tickets available here: http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/mae-martin-slumber-party/
ALSO I’m finally getting around to juicing up my youtube channel and have just uploaded two videos! Tweet me your questions if you want them answered and in the meantime subscribe to the youtube channel to get new video notifications! I mean, why not?! It’s a brave new world! My youtube channel is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/maemartincomedy
THAT’S ALL FOR NOW, PALS! I need to get better at updating this. Check back soon!
Posted on September 18th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments
July 21st, 2013
Thanks to Kurt Firla for this great new artwork!
Last preview of Slumber Party is Wednesday at 8pm – the Camden Head (100 Camden High Street) – Free entry – w/Birthday Girls
Tickets for Edinburgh (August 1st – 25th) available here!
Posted on July 21st, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments
July 16th, 2013
Hi guys. I love you. So Edinburgh is fast approaching – only a handful of previews left. If you can’t make it to Scotland you can catch me on:
July eighteenth at The Yard Theatre
July 20th in Brighton
July 24th at the Camden Head (free – eight pm)
If you’re planning on making the lonely journey up to the Edinburgh Fringe (don’t know why I’m assuming you’re coming alone) then please come and see me at Underbelly and have a panini and a drink with me afterwards as I will be very on edge and in need of good solid company.
Tickets available for Edinburgh here – get them in advance!
Posted on July 16th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments
April 30th, 2013
Really sorry for the extremely long absence - i’ve been so consumed by my new love of Twitter that i’ve neglected this website completely. Also huge thanks to everyone who came to the shows in Leicester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds and Brighton recently. Trying to master a Birmingham accent. Here are two short interviews that have come out recently!
Have now updated the “upcoming shows” page to include some upcoming previews of the new show i’ll be taking up to the Edinburgh Fringe in August. Grab your tickets in advance and come and say hi! What’s the worst that could happen?! Here’s the link to the May 23rd show at the Hen and Chickens in London, which will be an hour long – a mix of new and old material:
Stay tuned for Edinburgh updates and the unveiling of my new poster!
Also keep your eyes peeled for me on BBC 3′s Eurovision show – May 15th at eight pm for two hours!
Posted on April 30th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments
December 23rd, 2012
Well, the world didn’t end. Great news, except for those of us who haven’t budgeted their money at all because they assumed rent wouldn’t be an issue post-apocalypse.
What a year it’s been, friends. Lots to discuss. Had a great time on Russell Howard’s Good news in November – in case you missed it you can catch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-2KKHOXnY4
Also this week you might have caught me making fun of the Olympics on BBC 3′s “50 Best Moments of the Olympics” which you can still catch on BBC iPlayer. Blink and you’ll miss me, but i am in there i promise. Here it is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01pgqkj/Olympics_2012_50_Greatest_Moments/
Maybe because of the time of year, i’ve been feeling a bit homesick lately, so my buddy Chris Locke (one of the best comedians in Canada) and i have decided to correspond on a tumblr page we’ve created called “Correspondos” – stay tuned for more updates and check it out for subtle jokes and warm smiles:
And finally, you can come and see me LiVE iN LONDON on January 10th at the beautiful St. James Theatre where i’ll be doing a full hour of comedy with the inimitable David Mills. Tickets are available online and best to book in advance in case it sells out! Tickets here:
HAPPY HOLiDAYS GUYS!
Posted on December 23rd, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments
October 23rd, 2012
Thanks so much for all the love on Twitter following my set on Russell Howard’s Good News this weekend, England! (Check out the clip on my videos page, or on youtube!) Filming the show was a blast, there was a komodo dragon in the studio and i made some headway towards conquering my fear of dinosaurs. A few days later i found myself dressed as a dinosaur in front of a green screen filming a spoof of Downton Abbey (stay tuned for that). Coincidence? i think not.
At the moment i’m doing some gigs for the handsome people of Croatia, but if you’re in England you can catch me on BBC’s Red Button throughout the week, as part of Radio 4′s “Fresh From the Fringe”.
Posted on October 23rd, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments
August 21st, 2012
The Festival Fringe is drawing to a close! I’ve seen some great shows – if you’re still in this godforsaken city then make sure you check out: Oyster Eyes (10:25 at Underbelly), Amy Hoggart’s “Pattie Brewster’s Friendship Venture” (7:50 Banshee Labrynth) and Jamie Demetriou’s People Day (3:10 at the Dragonfly) …
And please, for the love of God, come and spend one hour of the final week of the festival in a damp, damp room with me at 4pm at the Just the Tonic Caves. 2-for-1 tickets if you say the word “Puberty” at the box office today.
Here are a couple of nice reviews:
* * * * – “She had the audience in the palm of her hand” – Three Weeks
* * * * – “A dizzying hour” – Fringe Biscuit
* * * * – “An hour of rapier wit and cute charisma” – ScotsGay
* * * * – “A complete gem” – the Gay Times
Lowlights of the festival include the complete absence of vegetables from my body, and the great quantities of Red Bull I’ve consumed to stay awake/alive. Highlights include performing at 4 a.m. as part of the BBC Marathon on BBC3 Red Button, and the moment I discovered “chips and cheese”. So simple, how had I never heard or dreamed of it?
Here I am on the BBC night, not knowing what to do with my arms as usual.
Posted on August 21st, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments
August 3rd, 2012
Here I am in Edinburgh, birthplace of Harry Potter, staring in disbelief at the sunshine and blinking my eyes like a newborn calf (I saw one once, and I tried to pet it and then it’s Mum tried to stomp on me).
Yesterday was the first Mae Day at the Just the Tonic caves – thanks to everyone who came! It’s going to be a crazy damp month in that venue, and I hope you’ll stop by to see me. Advance tickets can be bought here http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/mae-day and check out @TheMaeMartin for daily tips on free or 2-for-1 tickets, and tips on all the awesome shows I’m going to see.
I’m hoping to get a really fashionable audience in after this mention in British Vogue:
So in conclusion so far so good. Plus my bed is completely zombie-proof, all I have to do is pull up the ladder and I’m safe (as long as they are quite short zombies).
Posted on August 3rd, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments
July 18th, 2012
Camping has never been my idea of a good time. At summer camp I was the only kid who fastened mosquito netting around their bunk. I wore damp jeans and hooded sweaters even on brutally hot summer days. I always lost my bathing suit immediately upon arrival in the hopes that this would mean I was exempt from swimming, and once invented a fictional medical condition that required me to spend 3 nights in the camp “sick bay” just so that I could sleep in a real bed instead of in my mouldy cabin. So when the Monster Comedy team approached me about going up to the Latitude Festival to perform in the Monster Comedy Shed I was skeptical. “What should I bring with me?” I asked. “Wellies and plastic garbage bags – it’s basically going to rain the whole time and be an ocean of mud, there won’t be any sunlight”, they replied. “If people know this, then why do they attend festivals?” I innocently inquired. “It’s part of the British experience” was their answer.
And so I packed a tent, which I promptly lost on the bus on the way up, and made camp at Latitude Festival 2012. What a time I had, my friends! Check out the Shed:
The Shed, the Shed. It seated 4 people comfortably, although at one point we had 8 squeezed in, and I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to play to an audience that’s so close up you can not only see them but SMELL them too. We laughed, we cried, we sang. If the Shed comes to a sidewalk, field, backyard, or rooftop near you then do yourself a favour and get in it. At Latitude we had guest spots from Phil Jupitus, Simon Munnery, Holly Walsh, Stuart Goldsmith and many others. Here’s a picture of the shed, and one of some of the shed crew.
You can follow the Monster Comedy Shed at @Monster_Comedy … if life were a Stephen King novel the Shed would come alive and eat us all.
Hey while we’re here, and if you’re still reading (go read a book or something!) you can catch my final few Edinburgh previews over the next few weeks in London – check out my “Upcoming Gigs” page for details. And tickets for Edinburgh are on sale!
Posted on July 18th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments
June 18th, 2012
Ah what a thrill. Tickets are on sale to my Edinburgh show “Mae Day”, which is August 2 – 26th at JUST THE TONIC CAVES at 4pm.
I’d love for you to come. Really, I would.
Get your tickets now! Here!
Posted on June 18th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments