The Current

Meet our Friday host, comedian Lara Rae

Lara Rae is a stand-up comic, comedy writer, and the Artistic Director and founder of of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. She's also a trans woman. Over the summer, she came out as "Lara." And this Friday, she will be guest hosting The Current.
"My life-long sadness has left the building." - Lara Rae says the moment she decided to transition, her sadness and anxiety just lifted.

Lara Rae is a stand-up comic, comedy writer, and the Artistic Director and founder of of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. She's also a trans woman. Over the summer, she came out as "Lara." And this Friday, she will be guest hosting The Current. 

Lara Rae joined Anna Maria in our Toronto studio for a chat and to help read our listener feedback.


Anna Maria spoke to Lara Rae in the fall about her coming out. Have a listen:

Comedian Lara Rae, who used to be known as Al Rae, of Little Mosque on the Prairie fame, goes public as a transwoman in Winnipeg, and finds new laughter and happiness in her new identity. Lara Rae joins us to share her story. 24:16

This segment was produced by The Current's Shannon Higgins.
 

Lara Rae is sharing her journey on CBC.ca with a series of blog and radio pieces. Have a read below.

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