Show: Jordan Gray: Is it a Bird? Venue Assembly George Square Time: 22.25pm Dates: 3rd to 28th August (not 17th) Photographer: Dylan Woodley
Hi Jordan, tell me about your 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Is it a Bird?
It’s a little bit about me, a little bit about dogs and a little bit about superheroes. For all the hassle I get being transgender, it basically rubs me up the wrong way that the entire world seems to have absolutely no problem with Bruce Wayne self-identifying as a bat.
You’ve achieved massive success as a singer, a comedian, and an entertainer. Which comes first? Are you a singer who tells jokes or a comedian who sings? Or something else?
I used to be a singer that wanted desperately to be a comedian (I think a lot of singers feel that way). Now I’m a comedian that people vaguely remember for being on The Voice.
Tell me about your time on The Voice.
It was great. Scary at first, but a lot of fun. It becomes your whole life while you’re on it. I got to see what reality TV looks like from the other side and it’s just as weird as you would expect.
What is your relationship with the LGBTQIA+ community?
I was the first transgender person on The Voice. What that essentially makes me is an LGBTQIXY Z-list celebrity.
Finally, ask and answer a question of your own.
What happened to Wagon Wheels?
I dunno, really. Why do you ask?
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