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BLOG & NEWS
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!
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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!
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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”.
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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).
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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!
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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!
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June 7th, 2012
A few things. Number one, did everyone have a good summer, England? I’ll always remember those three days when I wore shorts. Say goodbye to the world again, calves and ankles, we’re back in gloom town.
Also HEY you guys I am doing an Edinburgh preview on June 15th that I’m really looking forward to at the Hen and Chickens Theatre! Would love to see all of your bright shiny faces (wash your faces before coming please). It’s a Friday night, for the love of Henry, lets all just live a little. You can book tickets online by going to the link below:
If you can’t make that preview why not catch one with the AMAZING Checkley and Bush at the Leicester Square Theatre on June 20th.
Also just for anyone who is wondering what the meaning of life is, here’s a short tutorial to clear that issue up:
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June 1st, 2012
Hi friends. Some of you may know that I have a profound affection for Hollywood actor Don Cheadle. Check out the videos page to see the first video I made for him – the Don Cheadle song. Glory of glories, Don Cheadle responded to that video in 2009 with a photograph:
The passage of time has only made my love grow stronger, and now I have written a screenplay starring myself and Don Cheadle. This is a public appeal to Don Cheadle to respond to this spicy video excerpt from the film, tentatively called “Secret Dreams”, in whatever way he sees fit. Please watch this vid:
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May 29th, 2012
Thanks to Brighton audiences, and the judges, for voting for the Latest Awards – so excited to have been named Best International Act at the Brighton Fringe. So. Excited. If I had been at the awards ceremony I would have made an awkwardly long speech, but sadly I was back in big old smokey London with only a sunburn to remind me of the blissful weekend in B-town.
Festival season continues with the Apple Cart Festival this Sunday in Victoria park, and Edinburgh prep is heating up too with a preview this Friday June 1st with the INCREDIBLE GERRY HOWELL who is one of my top three favourite comics IN LIFE. Check that out at the Magdala Pub near Belsize Park. (Listed on the “gigs” page).
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