"I've always wanted to do the Melbourne Comedy Festival because everyone raves about it and I'm so excited to have been invited," she says. "I'm also a huge fan of very long flights. If I don't get served at least 3 meals on a flight I don't feel I've got my money's worth, so this is perfect for me. I'll watch 17 films."
Martin has been performing in stand-up since she was 13 years old, and over time her wit, social observations and commentary have won her a legion of fans. However, there are still some cringe worthy moments she'd like to forget about. "There have been abut seven hundred million actually. I started doing comedy as a rebellious teenager and I did some very self indulgent and embarrassing stuff on stage. I did a show on my 16th birthday called Jailbait, which I wish I could erase from the memories of anyone present for that!"
"Us is about sexuality, and whether we need to re-evaluate the way we think about it. I think young people are moving away from feeling they have to identify one way or the other, and that's really exciting. It's also (most importantly) just a stand-up comedy show with some funny jokes. It's not a 'gay' show - it's a show about sexuality, which is a subject that everyone on the planet can engage with and has a personal experience of. Ultimately, I hope people come away feeling very happy and unified, challenging their own conceptions of sexuality, and then I hope they come and ask me on a date!"
Spud. Is a potato a vegetable?
Which reality TV show would you most like to appear/compete on?
The most irritating habit I have is over-sharing. Every time someone casually asks me how I'm doing I tell them my life story.
What's a song that sums up your life?
While in Melbourne, I really really really want to see Tom Green live at the festival, meet a koala and not meet a shark/spider/snake.
Venue: Melbourne Town Hall, Cnr Swanston & Collins Sts, Melbourne.
Season: 24 March - 17 April | Tues - Sat 8.30pm, Sun 7.30pm
Length: 60 minutes
Tickets: $31.50-33.50 Full | $28 Conc & Tightarse Tuesday | $26.50 Previews
Bookings: MICF website