Upcoming Crossroads Comedy Festival will feature trans comedian Carina Magyar

The Crossroads Comedy Festival is a 3-day comedy festival featuring stand-up, sketch, improv and podcasts all over the country. The festival brings diverse talent, workshops on comedy, and featured performers to three Mass Avenue locations in Indianapolis. Friday’s events include an LGBT showcase.

Transgender comedian Carina Magyar is one of several LGBT performers bringing diversity to the festival, according to an article from NUVO Newsweekly.

CARINA MAGYAR – Austin, Texas
“I’m just a girl from Texas who used to be a boy. Some people think that’s pretty funny. For everyone else, I tell jokes.”

Comedian Carina Magyar

Festival dates – October 16-18

Carina’s Shows:
Sat. Oct 17 @ 4:30 | Sun. Oct. 18 @ 4:00

LGBTQ SHOWCASE – Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Head down to Talbott Street to see a special showcase highlighting LGBTQ performers from all over the U.S. and Canada!
Hosted by Laganja Estranga from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Find out how to get tickets from the festival website.

Theatre on the Square
627 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202

CSz Indianapolis
721 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Indy Fringe
719 East St. Claire
Indianapolis, IN 46202

From NUVO Newsweekly:

For Magyar, having a space to talk about issues like gender identity puts her in the spotlight to change our cultural dialogue.

“It is one of the main things that keeps me going performing,” says Magyar. “Is being able to get people to laugh about transgender things in what I consider to be the right way — the right funny things about it. There are a lot of obvious jokes about transgender people and that experience that are bad. Those are the ones that are of course offensive to me as a person, but they are even more offensive to me as a comedian because they are so easy and they are so dumb. It’s a bad joke. So my goal is to fill the world with new concepts of ways this whole experience is funny, and push people to empathize more with it and see how funny the rest of the world’s reaction can be as well.”

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