Funny Women favourite Mae Martin is filming a pilot for Channel 4. The show is semi-autobiographical, written by and starring Mae and will tell the story of a comedian dealing with their sexuality and sobriety.
The production company behind the pilot is Objective Fiction, whose previous projects include Peep Show, Fresh Meat and Gameface with Roisin Conaty.
The unnamed pilot expands upon the themes of sexuality and gender fluidity of Martin’s 2015 stand-up show Us and the addictive personality she addresses in her current show, Dope, for which she earned an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination.
After the success of Mae’s BBC Radio 4 show Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality, the comic has now written a book called Can Everyone Please Calm Down?, a sex advice book for teens. The guide will be published in July next year by Wren & Rook, a children’s imprint of Hachette who say the book is a “hilarious look at sexuality, dating and gender in the 21st century” in which “Mae gently pokes fun at stereotypes, pigeon-holing and intolerance in this truly millennial book.”
Mae will be kicking off a tour of her show Dope at Soho Theatre, London on Monday 18th September.