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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

We're addicted to Mae and George


Mae and George (working title) is a new semi-autobiographical 6 x 30 comedy series for E4 and Netflix, produced by Objective Fiction, from exciting new talent Mae Martin. The series follows recovering addict and comedian Mae, who is trying to control the addictive behaviours and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life. Life is further complicated by a new and all consuming relationship with her new girlfriend George...

Mae and George is a deeply personal, darkly hilarious and poignant story about the unique pressures of navigating the modern-day fluid landscape of gender and sexuality.

Starring Mae Martin, Mae and George is co-written by Mae and Joe Hampson.

Mae Martin, writer and star, says: “We cannot wait to make this show with E4, Netflix, and Objective Fiction - WHAT A DREAM. I’m especially pumped to be co-writing Mae and George with my best friend Joe Hampson. He has such an incredible head of hair. We are excited to make a show that is both funny and sad, like our lives, and I hope they’ve factored therapy into the budget because I’m already hanging by a thread.”

Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, says: “We’re so thrilled to back Mae on this project. Her comic voice fantastically captures the inelegancies of being young, now. She riffs from vulnerable to intense to hilarious and it all feels so real and refreshing. Mae and George is totally unique and totally accessible.”

Kelly McGolpin, Objective Fiction’s Head of Development says: “Mae’s stories are unique and yet utterly relatable – we hope that viewers will fall in love with her, as her live comedy audiences have. She and Joe Hampson are huge talents and we are very proud to be helping create their world.”

Mae Martin is an award-winning Canadian comedian and writer whose most recent stand-up show, Dope, focused on addiction and was nominated for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award while earning four and five star national reviews. The show has since been turned in to a stand-up special for Netflix as part of their first global stand-up series, Comedians of the World. Mae’s first non-fiction book, Can Everyone Please Calm Down? A Guide to 21st Century Sexuality will be released in May 2019.

Joe is a comedy writer who started writing and performing with the Bristol Revunions sketch group and has gone on to write for TV and radio. Credits include Skins, The News Quiz and Newsjack. His darkly comic, debut stage play Rabbits premiered at the Park Theatre and has been performed internationally. He is currently developing original projects for television both in the UK and the US.

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