Mandy Goodhandy aka Amanda Taylor is a transsexual entertainer, Canada’s first trans woman stand-up comedian. She currently is hosting an open-mic comedy night at her own nightclub . This night is held every Wednesday with up to 25 stand-up comedians each week. She is also an entrepreneur, and advocate. She co-owns and operates a Toronto nightclub named Club120, formaly known as Goodhandy’s Nightclub. She was Grand Marshal for Toronto’s Pride 2010 parade, along with her business partner Todd Klinck, at that time, receiving the theme award that year “You Belong” at the annual awards banquet. She is an active supporter of AIDS Committee of Toronto and many other local charities and fundraisers, hosting and producing an annual fundraiser “Where’s the Love?”, which has raised more than $15,000 to date. She is a vocal advocate for the decriminalization of sex work. She has been living as a trans woman for over fifteen years.
Mandy Goodhandy has directed live sex shoots at her nightclub “Goodhandy’s” in Toronto. Her comedic monologues have become a staple in the underground Toronto sex scene, and in Canadian comedy clubs, search youtube for some video clips of her work. She also bills herself as “the World’s First Shemale Spanking Star”, and has starred in and directed a few video titles including: ”Hanky Panky gets Spanky Spanky“, “Bad Boys in her Club” and “Mandy Goodhandy Spanks 100 Boys“
She appeared on the Showcase television series KinK season two and also in the Genie Award nominated feature film Sugar as herself. She has also just released her first graphic novel “The Adventures of Little Annie Tranny” a comic written by her, with illustrations by acclaimed playwright John Herbert (Fortune in Men’s Eyes).
She was groundbreaking as the first trans person to refuse to participate in the Canadian census, claiming she would not participate in any survey, government run or otherwise, that did not include or recognize trans people. She also organized the very first North American trans woman beauty pageant named “Miss Shemale World”, a one time only event, held in Toronto Canada. The purpose of the pageant was to bring attention to the fact that trans women existed and needed to be recognized. She decided to go the beauty pageant route, as a way to attract media attention towards this goal, and succeeded.
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