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Mae Martin slams the rise of anti-trans jokes in comedy: “It feels like willful ignorance”

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Mae Martin has opened up about the alarming rise of anti-LGBTQ+ jokes in comedy. Over the last few years, the beloved non-binary performer has wowed audiences with their roles in Feel Good and The Flight Attendant.

Alongside their expanding television and film catalogue, Martin has also gained notoriety for their hilarious yet informative standup performances.

In a recent interview with Paste, the 35-year-old talent opened up about their upcoming Netflix special, Mae Martin: SAP, and how it tackles the rise of anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric within the comedy sphere. “It’s always bittersweet.

I wish I didn’t have to talk about gender and identity and stuff. Because it’s not the biggest or most interesting thing about me,” Martin explained. “But I did feel a responsibility because it’s super important given everything that’s going on and all the legislation.

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