Want to know more about Mae? Mae is a twenty-five year old musical comedian who recently travelled across the seas with the aim of ‘finding herself’ here in the UK. If as part of that, the plan is to make a mark on the Fringe, it’s an ambition she seems to be well on the way to achieving. This adorable character sings quirky songs about the end of the world, and tells captivating stories about her early lesbian crushes on high school teachers and camp leaders. Although her delivery seems somewhat anxious, this only adds an extra dimension to her onstage persona, making her the kind of endearing character that we should expect to see all over the television in coming years. Mae Martin had the audience in the palm of her hand for the entire show, yet that audience left clearly wanting to take Mae home in their pockets.
Just The Tonic at the Caves, 6-26 Aug (not 14), 4.00pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Emma Obank]