Mae Martin tells us about their favourite show, which show they shamelessly binged, and which series made them laugh and cry.
Russell Howard Stands Up to the World
Sky One, 9.00pm
As one of the first comedians to tour the world since lockdown began, Russell Howard invites the cameras to follow along for a three-part documentary.
Created by Canadian comedian Mae Martin, the hilarious, warm and deeply personal comedy-drama sees Martin play a fictionalised version of themself: a bi-sexual stand-up navigating a new relationship with their straight girlfriend George, played by Charlotte Ritchie (Ghosts), while trying to keep their addictive impulses at bay.
Mae Martin and Joe Hampson accept their Writer - Comedy award for Feel Good at the RTS Programme Awards 2021, in partnership with Audio Network.
Mae Martin accepts the Breakthrough award at the RTS Programme Awards 2021, in partnership with Audio Network, for creating, writing and starring in comedy-drama series Feel Good.
The six-part series, co-written with Joe Hampson, is a semi-autobiographical comedy following a recovering addict and comedian called Mae.
As Mae attempts to get her addictive impulses under control, an all-consuming relationship with her new girlfriend George, played by Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat), throws life into further complication.
The series was conceived off the back of one of Martin’s stand-up routines about addictive behaviour, and explores concepts of gender fluidity and queer romance.