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Tranna Wintour is an extraordinary figure, a transgender comedian and writer who exudes optimism, spirituality, and a love for all things raunchy, pop culture, and fashion. Her journey in comedy began at an open mic night in Montreal, and since that pivotal moment, she’s been an unstoppable force in the entertainment world.
With her unique blend of humor and glamour, Tranna has taken the comedy scene by storm. She has graced various festivals, including Sled Island in Calgary, SheDot in Toronto, LadyFest, Pride Toronto, and the Montreal Sketch Fest. In 2015, her solo show, “TRANTASY,” received rave reviews at the Montreal Fringe Festival, and a year later, she took it to New York City’s legendary Duplex, where she performed to a packed and adoring audience.
Tranna’s talent has earned her the distinction of being selected as a competitor in Sirius XM’s Top Comic competition three times. She even made a guest appearance on Sandra Bernhard’s SiriusXM show, “Sandyland,” a platform that has hosted legendary guests like Bette Midler, Gloria Steinem, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Together with her creative partner and comedy soulmate, Thomas Leblanc, Tranna has brought captivating cabaret shows to Off Just For Laughs/Zoofest for two consecutive years. “Sainte Celine: A Dion Cabaret” and “Crazy Sexy 90’s” were both resounding successes, with sold-out performances. Their shows are not just humorous but also inclusive, uplifting, and empowering, becoming must-see events with a loyal following.
Beyond their live performances, Tranna and Thomas host the “CHOSEN FAMILY” podcast, produced by the Phi Centre. This podcast celebrates friendship, resistance, and community at the intersection of art, gender, and sexuality, all while delivering a healthy dose of humor. Their guest list includes notable figures like Jen Kirkman, John Cameron Mitchell, and Eileen Myles.
Tranna’s work has garnered international attention, with profiles in publications like The Daily Front Row (New York City’s official Fashion Week magazine) and the UK’s Daily Telegraph. She’s been featured in various Canadian newspapers, and she was even ranked the second-best comedian in the annual Best of Montreal poll by CultMTL, a local publication. Her charisma and talent have earned her the heartfelt praise of legendary comedian Sandra Bernhard, who described her as “a candle in the window on a cold, dark winter’s night.”
In whatever space she graces with her presence, Tranna’s light shines brightly, making her an extraordinary and influential figure in the world of comedy and entertainment.