In this piece for Victoria’s Capital Daily, Host of Vicious Poodle’s Queer Comedy Night Zane Oak tells me their honest, sometimes uncomfortable, accounts of being trans in a binary world:
“Just remember when you go home tonight that you spent an hour laughing at a trans person.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if that statement reads weird to you. Even while I’m writing it, it feels weird. But it is a joke—a joke that trans-comedian Zane Oak tells me they used to close their standup shows with.
And that unexpected feeling you might get—the feeling that makes you unsure whether to clap, laugh, or cry—well, that’s something they’re used to.
“When people see my shows, I don’t get the sense that they’re uncomfortable with what I’m saying; it’s more that they aren’t expecting it,” Oak tells me.
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