The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. In 2014 there were 49,497 performances of 3,193 shows in 299 venues, making it the largest ever arts festival in the world.
Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names to unknown artists looking to build their careers.
This year marks Mae Martin’s 5th return to the Edinburgh Festival and she’s done it all! From the FREE FRINGE, to workshopping a new show, to being Produced in a large venue. This workshop will tell you how to best navigate your fringe experience and maximize your opportunities abroad.
Whether you're curious about the UK scene, or just want to get your standup hour on its feet, this exclusive Comedy Girl Workshop will answer your questions, and save you a ton of money.
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Performing comedy since she was aged 13, Mae received her first CANADIAN COMEDY AWARD nomination at 15, and at 16 made her Canadian television debut on The Comedy Network’s CREAM OF COMEDY. Since moving to the UK in 2009, she has established a fervent young following and was awarded BEST INTERNATIONAL PERFORMER at the BRIGHTON FRINGE and has been a finalist in The HACKNEY NEW ACT OF THE YEAR AWARD, The MUSICAL COMEDY AWARDS and the AMUSED MOOSE LAUGHTER AWARDS. Look for Mae this July in Montreal at Canada's prestigious JUST FOR LAUGHS festival.
It was Mae’s appearance as the stand-up guest on RUSSELL HOWARD'S GOOD NEWS (BBC3) that first catapulted her into the consciousness of the UK’s online teen community. The clip now has half a million views on YouTube, and Mae has emerged as a bright new role model for nervous teens everywhere.
After supporting Nina Conti on her UK wide tour in early 2014, Mae remounted her EDINBURGH FRINGE show SLUMBER PARTY at The Soho Theatre for two sold out nights which was recorded and released for iTunes the following Autumn and is Mae’s first commercial stand-up release.
Mae has enjoyed many live appearances on radio throughout 2014, such as performing stand-up for THE PHIL AND ALICE SHOW'S LOLZ LOUNGE for BBC Radio 1 and again for their LIVE AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL feature, as well as Series 2 of live comedy night SABOTAGE for BBC Radio 4 Extra and again for the third series of LIFE: AN IDIOTS GUIDE where Stephen K Amos and some of the comedy circuit's best stand-ups attempt to unravel the knotty problems of modern life.
Mae is the regular host of cult London hit POPCORN COMEDY, currently residing at The Hackney Picturehouse. She has also toured with THE NEW WAVE, a compilation of the brightest, most exciting, dynamic and ground breaking comedy performers in the country, produced by The Invisible Dot – producers of highly inventive, often left-field comedy shows. Mae now hosts THE SUNDAY SHOW with The Invisible Dot, as well as curating her own monthly stand- up night, FOR ONCE IN OUR TERRIBLE LIVES, in venues across London.
Mae has written for series 10 of NEWSJACK on BBC Radio 4 Extra and for Endemol and Beyond’s new all female sketch series SKETCH MY LIFE for YouTube.
In 2013, Mae appeared on the second series of ITV2's comedy panel show FAKE REACTION and Channel 4’s 50 FUNNIEST MOMENTS OF 2013.
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