The stand-up comic on love, gender and her brand new sitcom

In our March issue, we visit the set of Mae Martin’s Channel 4/Netflix sitcom starring Charlotte Ritchie as Mae’s girlfriend and Lisa Kudrow as Mae’s mum. Yes, that Lisa Kudrow. Feel Good is hilarious and heartfelt, just like the Canadian comic herself!

Mae on…

20 years in stand-up

“When I started, I was often going up after people who’d made homophobic jokes and the audience had loved it. Public opinion has shifted, so it’s not cool to be a bully anymore.”

Gender identity

“It’s definitely something that has caused me anxiety in the past. I feel different on any given day.”

Queer sex onscreen

“Often queer sex is portrayed as very tender, but actually girls fuck. They bone, you know, and they’re horny. Often I feel like I have’t seen my sex life represented really.”

PLUS Mae speaks candidly about internalised homophobia

Feel Good is coming to Channel 4 in the UK and Netflix in the US this March

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