LN top picks: Lesbian comedians who tickle our fancy
Whoever says women can’t be funny has not watched lesbians do stand-up. In fact, lesbian comedians have long disproved that only men are gifted with sharp wit and comedic timing.
There’s a wave of funny gay women on stage, film, TV, and the radio right now. Here’s a list of some lesbian comedians who are fan-favorites.
Our top picks for the funniest lesbian comedians
We love comedy. In fact, this article is taking longer to write because we’re doing more “watching” than actual “writing”. And there are quite a number of great lesbian comedians that it’s hard to choose who to include on our list.
There are obvious picks like Rosie O’Donnell who we grew up with watching and the one and only Ellen DeGeneres who might never grow up. Of course, there’s also the badass Wanda Sykes and fearless Margaret Cho who are everyone’s front-runners as well. If you don’t already know who these awesome lesbian comedians are, you seriously need some humor in your life.
Therefore, we are featuring our other top favorites. Get your floor ready because you’ll be rolling and laughing while you watch these funny women.
Kathryn McKinnon Berthold is an Emmy Award-winning American comedic actress. She is best known on the big screen for her roles in Finding Dory and the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters.
McKinnon is openly gay and is one of the funniest lesbian comedians in the world right now. Since Danitra Vance in the 1980s, she is the first gay woman to be cast as a regular on Saturday Night Live. She won her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016.
McKinnon is also known for her impressions of Ellen DeGeneres, Ann Romney, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Shakira, and most notably, Hillary Clinton.
Lea DeLaria is a multi-award winning American comedian, actress, and jazz musician. She is best known for her two time SAG Award winning portrayal of inmate Carrie “Big Boo” Black on Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.
DeLaria has had countless Television and Film roles ever since she appeared on television as the first openly gay comic in America. Some of her TV credits are Awkward, Californication, Law and Order: SVU, Will and Grace, Friends, and Matlock. Her latest appearance is in the Canadian television comedy series Baroness von Sketch Show.
Official website: www.leadelaria.com
Mathilde “Tig” O’Callaghan Notaro is an American stand-up comic, writer, radio contributor, and actress. She is known for her unique comedic approach and deadpan delivery.
Nataro appeared in several TV shows including The Sarah Silverman Program, In the Motherhood, and The Office. She wrote for a number of TV shows like Inside Amy Schumer, MTV Movie Awards, and Comedy Central Presents Tig.
In 2012, after receiving her cancer diagnosis, Nataro decided to shift her style and deliver much more personal performances. Her performance on stage at the Largo in Los Angeles where she publicly addressed her disease made her one of the most inspiring lesbian comedians to date. It became the best-selling comedy album Tig Notaro Live.
Most recently, Notaro released her first HBO comedy special Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted.
Official website: tignation.com
Susan Elizabeth “Sue” Perkins is an English comedian, broadcaster, actress, and writer. Aside from being one of the funniest lesbian comedians, Perkins is a well-known host and presenter. She is best known for her role co-hosting the Bafta Award-winning show The Great British Bake Off.
Sky One’s family game show The Big Spell, Sky Atlantic’s Game of Thrones fan-show Thronecast, BBC’s charity talent show Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief are some of Perkins’ popular shows. Most recently, she presented BBC’s documentary series The Ganges with Sue Perkins.
Official website: www.sueperkinslive.com