The funniest female comedians star on our favorite sitcoms, perform standup at the top comedy clubs and best of all, make us laugh until we cry. These talented women comedians or 'commediennes' if you're fancy are just as funny as any male comedians, if not funnier. Plus, they get to tell female-friendly jokes that most men wouldn't touch with a foot pole.
Skip navigation! Story from Pop Culture. There's no shortage of stand-up comedians in the world, but it's the funny women taking over microphones that are most worth your attention.
Do you have questions about Social Security? Comics for Senior Comedy Afternoons entertain guests with humor catered to older Americans. Based in Redondo Beach, the program was the comic genius of Barchichat, who took her mother, Yetta Schachter, then 89, to a show at the Improv, thinking she would love it because she had a great sense of humor, was mentally sharp and always appreciated a good joke.
Long-awaited specials from comedy titans like Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld have hit the streaming service. Which means there are plenty of compelling reasons to stay indoors and laugh your head off right now. And it gets more convenient because Netflix releases excellent hourlong sets on a regular basis.
In honor of International Women's Day and the upcoming Women In Comedy Festival in Boston, we wanted to put together a list of some of our favorite female comedians. The only problem is we ran out of time to add the couple hundred more we wanted to include. So, we admit that this list is by no means complete.
TV is responsible for introducing the world to a whole new generation of women comics, who not only perform like their predecessors, but also write their own material. In honor of April being National Humor Month, Bio takes a look at some of the queens of comedy who have made us laugh for the past years. Moms Mabley.
Cavemen whacked one another in the nuts for cheap yuks, and Medieval fools jabbered in a flop sweat to keep from being beheaded. Stand-up comedy grew out of minstrelsy and then vaudeville, which only makes it about a century old, tops. And even as the medium has morphed from one-liner artists to political satirists, from social-taboo tweakers to didja-ever-notice observational humorists, from the club-comic bubble of the s to the the alt-comedy boom of the s, it usually boils down to a fairly simple set-up.
For comedians, a little controversy is often necessary for success. Well, that, of course is completely subjective, although history has shown us that surefire way to draw complaints about your work and therefore, more eyes on it is to hone in on race, sex, and politics. Often, you can take the relatively easier route to drawing up some angry press by simply use dirty words in a public setting.
Nancherla made history last October as the first Indian-American woman to perform stand-up on late-night television, on Conan. More importantly, though, it was really good stand-up, and brought some much-needed attention to the then- Totally Biased writer. The last couple of years have been very, very good to Kristen Schaal.