episode 52 – The Story of Miss Lara Rae
We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to sit down with the lovely and talented, A.D of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Lara Rae. She candidly discusses with us her experience of transitioning into the body that reflects the person she has always been she on the inside. We are thoroughly enamoured with this generous and riveting woman and we know you will be too! Enjoy your listen!
Lara Rae is an award winning TV and radio writer, performer, producer and host. She has written and hosted several national CBC radio programs. She was the creator of the hit radio series Monsoon House with Russell Peters a 20 part half hour comedy drama and one of the developers of the international hit series Little Mosque in the Prairie for which she shared a Gemini as well as an individual nomination and an Italian Prix Roma writing prize. Other TV series include the Global series Blackfly and Big Sound and the radio series Afghanada. For theater she had written several shows. The show Unscheduled Stop with George Westerholm was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and Fragments was a five star show at the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Festival. In 2016 she was the first transgender person to host a national CBC news program when she guest hosted The Current. She is the co-founder and AD of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and a 30 year veteran of stand up comedy having appeared on Debaters over 40 times. She is involved with several local organizations including the board of the Reel Pride Film Festival
“Lara Rae is a 30 year veteran of standup. She is the A.D of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and was the first trans woman to host the CBC national program The Current. She lives in West Broadway with her two rats Frida and Nina named after two awesome role models.”