Feel Good is a new semi-autobiographical 6 x 30 comedy series for Channel 4, produced by Objective Fiction, from exciting new talent Mae Martin and co-written by Joe Hampson.
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...
Feel Good is a deeply personal, darkly hilarious and poignant story about the unique pressures of navigating the modern-day fluid landscape of gender and sexuality.
The full series of Feel Good will be available, free to view or download, on All 4 after episode one airs at 10pm, 18th March on Channel 4, where the series will also TX weekly on Wednesdays.
For more information, contact Georgie Hobbs on GHobbs@Channel4.co.uk
Stand-up comedian Mae (Martin) is stuck in a rut: she’s single, in recovery from a drug addiction and sleeping on a friend’s sofa. The jokes may be landing, but her life isn’t. When she meets the magnetic but previously heterosexual George (Ritchie), it doesn’t seem possible that George could be interested in her: George is like Princess Diana, while Mae resembles a kernel of corn… Nevertheless, the pair embark on a whirlwind romance, moving in together and triggering events that will change both their lives forever.
Mae (Mae Martin) and George (Charlotte Ritchie) are so loved-up they haven’t spent a moment apart since they met. But when George goes away to a wedding, Mae realises that she’s forgotten how to be on her own. As her intense separation anxiety spirals out of control, Mae turns to her new sponsor, Maggie (Sophie Thompson), for support. While her old addictive behaviours threaten to drag Mae under, George has her own problems: she hasn’t told anyone that she’s in a relationship with a woman, and none of her friends even know that Mae exists.
George’s (Charlotte Ritchie) reluctance to tell her friends about Mae (Mae Martin) is taking its toll on their sex life – and Mae tells George that this won’t change until she comes out. But can George do the one thing that scares her the most? Meanwhile, when Mae mentions her problems during her stand-up routine, she gets an offer that’s difficult to turn down.
Mae (Mae Martin) finds out that her parents (Lisa Kudrow and Adrian Lukis) are visiting the UK but haven’t thought to tell her. They’re in Blackpool, scattering the cat’s ashes. An incensed Mae hotfoots it to the North to join them, taking George (Charlotte Ritchie) with her for moral support. Now that she’s regularly attending her drugs support group, Mae wants to apologise to her mum and dad for her past transgressions as an addict. But if she’s expecting anything in return, she’s going to have a long wait…
The arrival of Noughties heart-throb Arnie Rivers (Barry Ward) at the comedy club further knocks Mae’s (Mae Martin) confidence in her faltering relationship, as it turns out that George (Charlotte Ritchie) had posters of him on her bedroom wall as a teenager. When Arnie encourages Mae to be as honest as possible on stage, it catapults her career into the big time – but simultaneously collapses her relationship with George. Writers: Mae Martin, Joe Hampson; Dir: Ally Pankiw; Prod: Kelly McGolpin; Exec Prods: Ben Farrell, Ally Pankiw, Hannah Mackay, Toby Stevens; Prod Co: Objective Fiction out of Objective Media Group Scotland. The full series is available, free to view or download, on All 4. The series also continues next week on Channel 4.
Mae (Mae Martin) hits rock bottom after her break-up with George (Charlotte Ritchie). While George is pining for her, Mae’s having casual sex – but her heart’s not in it. Desperate to experience some joy, Mae starts to fall back into her old habits of self-destruction and annihilation. Is she a lost cause? Writers: Mae Martin, Joe Hampson; Dir: Ally Pankiw; Prod: Kelly McGolpin; Exec Prods: Ben Farrell, Ally Pankiw, Hannah Mackay, Toby Stevens; Prod Co: Objective Fiction out of Objective Media Group Scotland. The full series is available, free to view or download, on All 4. The series also continues next week on Channel 4.
FULL SERIES CREDITS
Mae: Mae Martin
George: Charlotte Ritchie
Linda: Lisa Kudrow
Maggie: Sophie Thompson
Kevin: Tom Andrews
Nick: Tobi Bamtefa
Phil: Phil Burgers
Binky: Ophelia Lovibond
Malcolm: Adrian Lukis
David: Ramon Tikaram
Jack: Jack Barry
Brenda: Rosalind March
Pete: Steen Raskopoulos
Jared: Al Roberts
Karen: Sindhu Vee
Arnie Rivers: Barry Ward
Director: Ally Pankiw Producer: Kelly McGolpin
Written and created by: Mae Martin and Joe Hampson
Executive Producers: Ben Farrell, Ally Pankiw, Hannah Mackay, Toby Stevens
Production Company: Objective Fiction out of Objective Media Group Scotland