Ask most trans people and they'll tell you that being trans is one of the most absurd and hilarious things you can do or be. Because of that, we make really great comedians.
While some people claim that trans people can’t take a joke, many of us are actually way funnier than a lot of famous comedians. And all of us are way funnier than cis comedians when it comes to talking about trans issues. Dave Chappelle may be the biggest name in comedy to address trans issues, he’s not only woefully misinformed and ignorant about trans people, but he’s also embarrassingly unfunny about us.
So, if you want to hear some actually funny jokes about gender, or about baseball, or movies, or being Asian-American, or visiting your parents, or anything else comedians joke about, here are eleven of our favorite trans comedians!
Mae Martin is a brilliant standup, writer, and creator who recently came out as nonbinary and bisexual, and has a show based on their life on Netflix called Feel Good. You can watch both seasons of Feel Good right now, and follow Mae on Instagram.
Flame Monroe has been killing it in comedy clubs and theaters for years. She was featured in a hilarious set in Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready back in 2019. Follow her on Instagram.
Patti Harrison is, without a doubt, one of the funniest people alive. The comedian, writer, and actress has appeared in Shrill, starred in the movie Together, Together, and lends her voice and writing talent to shows like G-Force and Big Mouth. If you aren't already familiar, follow her on Instagram.
Dahlia Belle's set at the Helium Comedy Club this year is one of the funniest sets of trans comedy I've ever seen. She talks about hilarious parts of being trans, like romance, sex toys, and cis men vs. trans men. Follow her on Instagram.
McBride is the first out trans comedian to perform at Madison Square Garden, and has been a regular at the famous Comedy Cellar in New York. She's also been featured at several comedy festivals including Just For Laughs. Follow her on Twitter.
— Jaye 'McBride of FrankenBerry' (@jayemcbride) August 17, 2019
If you're not following comedian and Rick and Morty writer Grace Freud on Twitter, get on that now. She's one of the funniest people you'll ever follow on the app. From her hilarious videos (like this one on trans rights), to her standup, to her writing, Freud is not one to mess with.
Heard you all wanted to watch trans people doing stand up so here’s a trans person doing stand up. pic.twitter.com/tQuf5hecif
— Grace Freud (@GraceGFreud) October 9, 2021