“Kaido Strange brings a unique inter-sectional perspective to his writing and comedy, having lived a life that is transnational, transgender, and trans generational.”
“This allows him to root his work in the borderlands of storytelling, where the real meets the fantastic, and the narrators are as unreliable as the idea of any one truth.”
“Kaido’s storytelling overflows into multiple media, from fine arts to stand-up comedy to oral history. He reflects the personal and the imaginary, showcasing a vulnerability that belies its own strength.”
“With a life lived fully from moment to moment, Kaido’s work struggles and plays with the transitory nature of time, reality, and identity.”
LB / Storytelling Consultant
“Kaido’s comedy encompasses many worlds. There is Twin Peaks, there are cats, and there are also deeper topics — you will surely be surprised and entertained by humour both absurd and witty!”
Triin / Poet
"I had a chance to spend some time with Kaido on his trip to North America. Sharp, cynical, and completely approachable. Laugh out loud funny and snort-your-milk-through-your-nose-unexpected. Go see Kaido."
Olga / Secret Government Compliance Dominatrix
"His plants all really suit their names."
Bex / Banking Wizard
Photo by LB Hayes/Edit by Kid
I'm a person who hates writing about myself so here's the gist of it:
Since I was 14 years old, I knew I wanted to work in animation/comic books/illustration and be a stand up comedian as well. I loved comedy and cartoons. Those were my absolute loves. It was during this time that I began to have an interest in other narrative forms, specifically comic books (Marvel) and movies--I was a poor introvert so renting movies on the weekend was my favourite pastime as a teenager.
I loved recounting stories, telling stories--reading about stories, and then making up my own on the fly. I was (and still am) a natural charmer as well and so using my sense of humour, I could always make those around me laugh and at ease.
Throughout high school I was told that I should pursue a career in 'creative writing', and after graduating, I won a scholar through the OSAP program and used it to study art at Ontario College of Art and Design University (Toronto, Canada) but I hated the structure of university (much like school) and left after a year to live in London, UK. After spending a year in London, I then moved to Tallinn, Estonia, where I am currently based.
I began doing comedy in Tallinn at the beginning of 2019. I've since enjoyed my short journey and realize that I should've done it earlier. I enjoy being on stage and making people laugh but ultimately, I still would like to work in film/animation. In the meantime, I'm still writing and I created a podcast where all my stories can go.
I'm also a freelance illustrator and photographer.