Thursday, 18 February 2016


Stand-up comedian Tranna Wintour (Photo by Reese Turner)

Bugs' original interview with Tranna Wintour ran in the Zwivel news blog on February 18, 2016.

“My favorite moment during a show is always the big breakthrough,” says transgender stand-up comic Tranna Wintour. Described by legendary comedian Sandra Bernhard as “a candle in the window on a cold, dark winter’s night”, Wintour is a sensation in her hometown of Montreal.

Her audiences are mostly made up of “cisgender” people – cisgender being a word to describe those who are not transgender. “If at the beginning of my set they might be a little reluctant to laugh out loud or don’t know how to react, there often is a turning point when they allow themselves to be entertained by me, and it’s a really great feeling.”

Tranna has never shied away from speaking her mind. Read more about Tranna's rise in the world of comedy, plus her thoughts on plastic surgery, glamour and Caitlyn Jenner on the Zwivel news blog.

Whether she is headlining in a comedy club or counseling readers in her advice column, Tranna's message is always one of love and hope. "Live out loud and not be ashamed," says Tranna. "Live authentically and be honest with yourself."

Read more here.

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