Mae Martin is an inoffensive comedian with loads of talent. I felt a bit bad for her during her set, obviously recovering from (or still facing the harsh realities of) a cold a week into the comedy festival. Nevertheless, Mae powered through and produced a really enjoyable gig with genuine audience interaction.
Mae produced a set of honest comedy and there’s something to be appreciated about that. Mae appears comfortable talking about some of society’s labeling issues, not with her label-maker but rather where gender and sexuality labels place us in society. While these issues do not dominate the set, they are cleverly and carefully woven in throughout. Mae’s show isn’t a lecture, rather a series of crafted stories that make you feel like you are having a chat with her.
I was first introduced to Mae Martin in her 2012 Russell Howard set. If you have not seen it, you should probably watch it now. It makes sense that since then Mae has grown in confidence. I hope Mae continues to come out to Australia and we can see what she has to offer in 2017.