Martha McBrier is an Award Winning Comedian from Glasgow with the types of reviews that most comics can only dream of. Her natural ability to banter with an audience made her the first comedian to receive a 5 star review at the Free Fringe in 2006. In 2007 she was given a string of further great reviews. She has written and performed two children's shows at the Fringe which were also very well reviewed and after a break from adult shows has re-invented herself as a storytelling comedian.
Her first scripted solo show in 2015, was called “Pigeon Puncher.” It was a show about being helpful and of course, the time she had no choice but to punch a pigeon in order to defend a child. It was a very funny show with poignant parts about losing her hearing and her struggle to come to terms with it. McBrier received a second five star review from the Scotsman for this show, which led to an appearance on the Kaye Adam's show with Al Murray, Chris Ramsay and Justin Moorhouse.
McBrier is currently writing a sit-com and has some other interesting projects in development. Her aim is to further her reputation as one of the best storytellers in the UK and to go from hidden gem status at the Fringe to being better known.
McBrier's comedy is not so much a talent as a true gift." (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman)
"This woman knows how to charm an audience..." (Three Weeks Magazine)
"Kittenish coquetry and bare knuckled coarseness, batting her eyelashes as she sticks in the stilletto." (Scotland on Sunday)
"When it comes to working a room, McBrier is one of the best in the business. I can't envisage any crowd she'd have any trouble with, from a rowdy comedy club to a bored TV studio audience. Whatever's thrown at her, she rolls with the punches and incorporates it in her effortless banter." (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
"Some comics learn a craft; others are exploiting a gift...McBrier is a formidable stand-up worthy of attention." (Mickey Noonan, Metro)