Mae Planert is a Massachusetts-born, Manhattan-based stand-up comedian. She is a regular in the NYC club and bar show scene and has been featured on Comedy Central digital. Mae’s humor centers on calling out hypocrisy and double standards. The only thing that she hates more than a hypocrite is herself. Mae has opened for headliners across the country and NYC and performed in bars, basements, airplane hangers, dumpster fires, Chuckie Cheeses, and your local Duane Reade. She also co-produces ‘Borscht’ a comedy show benefiting NYC-based charities.
Most common Quarantine Activity:
Working out and reading – Just kidding, getting fat and drinking too much. I wake up every day and say “today will be a healthy, productive day” and I end up polishing off a bottle of red and the only reading I do is deep dives on Twitter feuds. Health! Wellness! Vitality! I have been cooking! And I’m not … completely awful … if I’m allowed to toot my own horn.
Favorite Quarantine show/movie:
I just watched ‘Streetwise’ for the first time the other day. WOW. insane documentary about youths in Seattle. It’s like the real-life ‘Kids’ – highly recommend. I also love all things culty, murdery, and dark so I was into ‘The Vow’ and rewatched forensic files for the 80th time.
Favorite Instagram accounts:
@timdillon is my hero. as is @bridgetphetasy. I have been following this super funny character @officialanneranch that is created by one of the creators of search party. It is a fake politician that is a composite of real politicians mixed with Steve Buschemi. Iconic. It’s the only political humor I like these days.
Favorite quarantine meal & drink:
My cousin started a new liquor brand ‘Starlino’ that has Aperol mixes. It’s amazing, and I got the family free discount. My favorite meal was this gumbo I made in quarantine. I was pretttyyyyyy proud of myself tbh. And then I tried to make it again for my cooking show, and it was completely disgusting.
Most Questionable thing you’ve seen or heard recently:
I heard that my natural deodorant works. Let me tell you something, it does not.
First thing you’ll do once isolation is over…
Travel. Anywhere. Dayton Ohio sounds like a dream. Need a change of scenery! For real though, I will probably go to Europe. I know this is cliche but I love Paris, it is delightful – sue me.