Proudly self-deprecating Jaye McBride, stand-up comic
Jaye McBride is proudly transgender, yet self-deprecating humour is her stock and trade. In this candid interview, McBride discusses riding that line as well as the ups and downs of being an out trans woman comic, the doors that open while others shut; the fact that all her material is read as trans; and being told by liberal audiences that she shouldn't use the word 'tranny'. Her comedy undoubtedly puts her at risk of being haggled and trolled, but importantly it also offers her the chance to tell her story and to raise awareness of trans issues. Fittingly, McBride's motto is a quote from Margaret Wheatley: "you can't hate someone whose story you know".
If you want more of Oriana and Jaye in conversation, check out the follow-up interview on Instagram.
Oriana Fox is an artist with a PhD in self-disclosure. She puts her expertise to work as the host of the talk show performance piece The O Show.
Jaye McBride is a smart, funny and proudly transgender woman. Based in Brooklyn, she has travelled the world performing stand-up comedy both as a headliner and sharing the stage with comedy greats. McBride has appeared on Comedy Central and has broken through barriers by being named the first transgender comic to be passed into regular rotation at Broadway Comedy Club. She also delivers talks on being trans in colleges around the states and has written, produced and acted in a variety of short films. In addition to being an activist for trans visibility, she also works to ensure women's right to choose.
- Hosted, edited and produced by Oriana Fox
- Post-production mixing by Stacey Harvey
- Themesong written and performed by Paulette Humanbeing
- Special thanks to Tom Estes, Katie Beeson, Janak Patel, Sven Olivier Van Damme and the Foxes and Hayeses.
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