Los Angeles, CA — Tig Notaro (One Mississippi, Star Trek), Fortune Feimster (Fubar, The Mindy Project), and Mae Martin (Feel Good, The Flight Attendant) are excited to announce the launch of their new podcast, “Handsome,” on August 22, 2023.
Handsome is a comedy and storytelling podcast where the three comedians laugh their way through a candid, far-reaching and uproarious conversation, fielding a question each week from a friend, including Kenan Thompson, Atsuko Okatsuka, Neil Patrick Harris, Leisha Hailey, Lil Rel Howery, Jimmy Fallon, and many more.
Topics on Handsome range from childhood memories to philosophical musings, to creative inspiration and even (thanks to Sarah Silverman) private-part hygiene. Along the way, the three hosts approach every conversation with the warmth, hilarity, and insight that they’ve all been celebrated for as acclaimed individual stand-up comedians, actors, writers, and creators. Each of their singular comedic voices is spotlighted on the show, but together, their podcasting presence can only be described as ‘Handsome.’
“A little while back, the three of us decided to get together, have some laughs, drink some whiskey, tell some stories, and even divulge some never-before-told secrets,” said Handsome hosts Tig, Fortune, and Mae. “Luckily, and completely by chance, it was all being recorded on professional recording equipment. We’re beyond excited to release our first episode and officially become the most ‘Handsome’ trio of hosts in podcasting history.”
Ad sales for Handsome will be facilitated by Gumball, the Headgum-owned marketplace for advertisers to buy host-read ads directly from podcasters. CAA, which represents Notaro, Feimster, and Martin, brokered the deal with Gumball.
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About the Hosts
Tig Notaro is an Emmy and Grammy nominated stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. Rolling Stone named her one of the “50 best stand-up comics of all time.” Notaro appears in Army of the Dead, Star Trek: Discovery and season 3 of The Morning Show, wrote and starred in the groundbreaking TV show One Mississippi, and recently released her second HBO stand-up special, Tig Notaro: Drawn. In 2021, Tig co-directed, with wife Stephanie Allynne, the feature film Am I OK? that sold to HBO Max at the Sundance Film Festival. She hosts the award-winning advice podcast Don’t Ask Tig.
Fortune Feimster is a top touring comedian currently on a nationwide theater tour. She began her career as a writer and panelist on E’s hit show “Chelsea Lately.” She went on to act as a series regular on “The Mindy Project” for Hulu and on “Champions” and “Kenan” for NBC. Her movie roles include “Office Christmas Party,” “Yes Day,” “Chick Fight,” and “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar”. Viewers got to know Fortune even more through her two Netflix standup specials “Sweet & Salty” and “Good Fortune,” both nominated for a Critics Choice Award. Most recently she starred in the Netflix action comedy series, “Fubar,” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. She also co-hosts Netflix Is A Joke’s Sirius XM radio show, “What A Joke With Papa and Fortune.”
Mae Martin is an award-winning Canadian comedian, actor, writer, and producer who created, starred, and co-wrote the critically acclaimed TV show Feel Good. Mae most recently starred on the HBO Max series Flight Attendant opposite Kaley Cuoco. Mae was featured as one of only four UK comedians in Netflix’s Comedians of the World. They are also the author of Can Everyone Please Calm Down?: A Guide to 21st Century Sexuality, released in the U.S. in May 2019. They appeared as a panelist on Channel 4’s Taskmaster. Their latest special is SAP on Netflix.
Gumball is the marketplace for advertisers to buy host-read ads directly from podcasters and YouTubers. The platform enables advertisers to easily book impactful advertising campaigns through a modern and transparent buying process. It was created by the team at Headgum, an acclaimed podcast comedy centric podcast network established in 2015. To learn more about Gumball and the platform, visit https://gumball.fm.