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I was a trans comedian. Here’s why I quit

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  1. [3]
    autumn
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    I will never ever get over how invasive people can be. I grew up in rural Indiana, and I still know better than to ask people about their genitals. I’m glad Max was able to find an outlet, but...

    I will never ever get over how invasive people can be. I grew up in rural Indiana, and I still know better than to ask people about their genitals. I’m glad Max was able to find an outlet, but sheesh, he should not have to go through that. Nobody should.

    9 votes
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      RNG
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      I couldn't help but be reminded of this weird phase society seemed to go through when gay/lesbian monogamous relationships started to see mainstream acceptance where straight folks felt completely...

      I couldn't help but be reminded of this weird phase society seemed to go through when gay/lesbian monogamous relationships started to see mainstream acceptance where straight folks felt completely comfortable asking incredibly inappropriate and rude questions. One I remember encountering was "who's the man in the bedroom?" How am I supposed to respond to a question like that from someone who is barely an acquaintance? What exactly is even being implied here?

      I'm not sure how straight folks worked out how to properly behave, I assume relentlessly mocking this type of behavior helped at least in part.

      19 votes
      1. autumn
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        Bisexuals are often asked about threesomes and whether or not we need “one of each.” It’s gross, and I hate it. Ugh.

        Bisexuals are often asked about threesomes and whether or not we need “one of each.” It’s gross, and I hate it. Ugh.

        10 votes
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    bloup
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    This is some hilarious writing! I'm glad that the author has found a way to do comedy in a less hostile working environment.

    “Don’t get me wrong, your trans stuff is great,” he said to me after a gig. “But you don’t always have to tell trans jokes. One day, you’re gonna wake up and think, Today, I wanna write a joke about baseball. I’m looking forward to that day.”

    Even without a cutting-edge baseball joke, I kept moving up the industry ladder in the years that followed.

    This is some hilarious writing! I'm glad that the author has found a way to do comedy in a less hostile working environment.

    8 votes
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      mrbig
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      And I cannot think about a more boring subject than baseball...

      And I cannot think about a more boring subject than baseball...

      5 votes
      1. [2]
        JXM
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        I'll see your baseball and raise you a golf.

        I'll see your baseball and raise you a golf.

        6 votes
        1. LukeZaz
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          I think I fell asleep a little just reading that.

          I think I fell asleep a little just reading that.

          3 votes