Hall of Fame
Mae Martin began writing and performing comedy at the age of 13, when she had braces, acne and an all-consuming crush on the Backstreet Boys. In the 10 years since then she has cemented her place in the Canadian comedy scene. She has been nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards, and has the distinction of being the youngest ever nominee for the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award. Her work has been featured on the Comedy Network, TVO, The Space Channel and YTV. In 2008 NOW Magazine named her one of the “funniest people in Toronto”. Mae’s comedy has now evolved into a unique blend of songs and stand up comedy that mines her neurotic visions of the impending apocalypse, her extremely strong feelings about certain celebrities, and her adventures in androgyny. NOW Magazine recently praised her “smart, deadpan observations”, and her often self-deprecating anecdotes endear her to audiences everywhere. Mae currently splits her time between Toronto and the U.K., where she has recently appeared in numerous London clubs, headlined at the Liverpool Comedy Festival and been featured at the Haye on Wye Literary Festival in Wales. In Canada, she is fresh off debuting her Pride show “Proud Larrys” at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre with fellow comic Dawn Whitwell. You can catch her this winter in the Global TV special “Global Comedians”, which was taped live at the Vancouver Comedy Festival this year and features Mae Martin, Maria Bamford, Jon Dore, Matt Kirshen, James Smith and Dave Foley!