Kayla MacQuarrie

Kayla MacQuarrie is a fresh and friendly stand-up comic, making energetic, engaging and heartfelt queer comedy. Kayla’s material includes stuff on her journey from Essex-based sad weird kid to less sad trans lesbian as well as hilarious takes on everything from excessive drinking, to being hate crimed to why she’s the Spider-Man franchise of friendship.

Kayla has performed at Soho Theatre and Vault Festival, and headlined Bar Wotever and other nights.

Kayla MacQuarrie Traumatised Poster (Photo by Max Zadeh)

Photo Credit: Max Zadeh

In 2018 Kayla MacQuarrie premiered her debut hour Traumatised.

“Kayla MacQuarrie is Traumatised. Young, trans, broke, broken down. She’s ready to joke about it though, in a friendly and confessional style, so stick with her and we’ll all be ok.”

The show was in turn awarded “Best Comedy Show” at the Brewery Fringe and was performed at Soho Theatre on December 13th as part of the Soho Rising season and at Vault Festival 2019.

Kayla MacQuarrie is taking the show to Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Traumatised will be on at Just the Tonic at The Mash House (The Cask Room) at 11:45 AM from the 1st to the 25th of August (excluding the 12th).

You can book a ticket in advance for £5 or come along and pay what you want on the day.

Audience Praise for Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised

  • “A hilarious and genuinely touching show about growing up, figuring out who you are, reinventing yourself and having to deal with the kind of shit nobody should have to deal with.”
  • “Queer stand-up at it’s finest.”
  • “A very special show.”
  • An amazing, intimate, and powerful performance!”


Brewery Award

Photo Credit: Kayla MacQuarrie