Comedian Julia Scotti has been doing stand up all her life.
In the 80s, Julia was a regular alongside other comedy legends like Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld who were just getting their start in the business. Julia’s raunchy humor was a hit on cable TV and she regularly opened for the day’s top musical acts.
At the time, Julia identified as male but in 2000, she left comedy to begin her transition and to find a more stable career. Now at the age of 63, Julia’s going back to her lifelong passion- stand-up comedy.
The new documentary ““Julia Scotti: Funny That Way” takes us on Julia’s journey back into the comedy spotlight as a sensation on America’s Got Talent. In the film we get to see Julia’s reconciliation with her family and we get to see her confront her own transphobic jokes she made on television before she transitioned.
Today the hilarious comedian Julia Scotti joins us to take a look at her amazing comedy career and life as a trans mom in the new documentary ““Julia Scotti: Funny That Way” directed by first time documentary filmmaker Susan Sandler, writer of the Golden Globe nominated film Crossing Delancey.
Plus- A look at the comedy legend Don Knotts and the wonderfully strange movie The Incredible Mr. Limpet, which in hindsight could have been a trans allegory.