Virginia delegate-elect and thrash metal enthusiast Danica Roem appeared on Comedy Central’s The Opposition with Jordan Klepper on Wednesday night to discuss her historic victory. While the satirical show is hosted by a comedian, Roem was the one bringing all the laughs on the segment.
“As transgender people, we don’t get to fly our unicorns to work every day,” Roem told Klepper as she discussed her plans to improve Virginia’s roads and infrastructure. “We only get to use them on weekends, sometimes Thanksgiving.”
When Klepper brought up a New York Times opinion piece calling her “boring,” Roem quipped: “I don’t know at what point in American culture a transgender, metalhead, journalist, stepmom, vegetarian became boring, but guilty as charged!”
Earlier in November, Roem was elected to the Virginia legislature, becoming the nation’s first openly trans state lawmaker. Since then, she’s been on quite a ride, including accompanying pop singer Demi Lovato to the American Music Awards.