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Martha MacDonald

Writer. Comedian. Performer.

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Funny Women Award Finalist - Content Creator Award 2022

Martha has made the shortlist for the Funny Women Content Creator Award 2022, sponsored by Heat Magazine, alongside 15 other comedy creators across the UK. Click below to vote for Martha to WIN this prestigious comedy award!

About Me...

As a satirical columnist, comedic playwright, sketch writer and viral hit stand-up poet, Martha MacDonald has worked as a comedy writer since she was a teenager.

Martha is a credited writer on the first series of BBC Radio sketch show 'DMs Are Open' and she has also written for a number of publications including Country Life Magazine.

Having recently written and performed her first stand-up show 'SHELL' - an homage to her pet tortoise - Martha is now working towards a UK tour. 

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SHELL - Jersey Arts Centre

Comedy writer, poet and performer Martha MacDonald has a very noisy head… and an excruciatingly quiet tortoise. 

Martha debuted her one-woman-show SHELL - a whirligig of stand-up comedy, oversharing, poetry and heavily tortoise-themed therapy at the Jersey Arts Centre on 11 June 2022.


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Connect Magazine - June 2022

An artist profile on Martha MacDonald ahead of her debut one-woman show SHELL at the Jersey Arts Centre. Martha sat down with Connect's Elodie Redoulès to chat everything poetry, comedy and tortoises.

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The Green Edition - 1 June 2022

A double page feature on Martha's debut one-woman show 'SHELL' - a comedy hour with the unlikely muse of her pet tortoise

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'Well versed in finding the funny side of life' - Jersey Evening Post

The Weekend Big Read - 5 June, 2021

In an extensive interview with JEP journalist Tom Ogg, Martha talks about her writing career so far, her comedy inspirations and how she can find humour in everything from the latest breaking headlines to a pimple she had on her chin once.

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Listen: Martha on 'Into Words'

Martha chats to 'Into Words' podcast host Becky Lancashire about the power of comedy poetry, her own (lacking) sense of coolness and her comedic ambitions.

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