Mandy Goodhandy is a trans woman stand up comedian, author, and singer.  Her memoirs “Just Call Me Lady” and her CD (of the same name) were both released in 2018, and now she’s combining both into one spectacular stage production for two nights only!

Not just another transgender person’s “transition” story. Mandy Goodhandy (aka Amanda Taylor) considers this a story of her completion as a human being. She was a little girl born in Scotland. Mainstream society’s rude awakening forced her to live as a boy for survival. This is a journey of discovery and survival told with sometimes shocking honesty while including humour during some disturbingly touching life events.She must give an academy award worthy performance to act as a boy and then a man. Later in life, she forgives herself for allowing society to force her to live as a character. She then finally finds completion by allowing the little girl from her past to live again, along with the parts of herself that she discovered along the way. From the school bullying, adventures with the sea cadets, college life, camp counseling, music theatre, serving in gay bars, performing as a drag queen, becoming a male stripper and agent, entertainment director, sex worker and transgender advocate, this book contains many interesting chapters. And provides many life messages and discoveries especially to young transgender and queer people, who may be not feeling complete.

Mandy introduces the musical version of her memoir.  Join Mandy for a special Pride Toronto affiliate event of a two-day run of a musical adaptation of her book and CD. “Just Call Me Lady – The Musical” is directed by award-winning director Jennifer Walls.  Joining Mandy will be Atilla Fias (piano),  Jordan O’Connor (bass) and John McMurchy (sax). 

Friday June 7th & Saturday June 8th

Club 120 – 120 Church St, Toronto

Doors open at 7:30pm, showtime is 8pm sharp.
Show length 1 1/2 hours, including 15 minute intermission
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Order tickets online at Eventbrite, pick-up in person at 120 Diner, or phone 416-792-7725 or text 416-706-4237
General Admission. Limited seating

Food can be ordered and delivered from 120 Diner located on the first floor.  Cash bar available. 

Be sure to check out Boyd Kodak’s interview with Mandy in the summer Pride issue of theBUZZ, out on June 15th.

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.