Tired of testosterone-filled comedy?
Well, do we have some stand up women for you!
Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer are some of the leading ladies you may think of when female comics come to mind, selling out stadiums like Madison Square Garden and starring in some of our fav movies. But, there are so many other outstanding women comedians we love to laugh at and with—lovely ladies killing it in their arena with specials that give us the knee-slapping and seal-clapping laughs.
These women will brighten your day and help you realize that yes, sometimes you may end up in the romantic city of Venice on your own and that’s okay. We’ve collected some of our favorite female comedians who might just make you pee yourself laughing… Or maybe that’s just us.
1. Ali Wong
Where to Find Her | Check out her two Netflix specials, Baby Cobra (2016) and Hard Knock Wife (2018)
Why We Love Her | With her honest takes on motherhood, Ali Wong will have you laugh through the pain of wearing Asian pear-style underwear post birth or dealing with your parents disappointment. Ali breaks down barriers of womanhood in a refreshing and hilarious way. To all the moms out there, these specials will have you spit-taking that wine you’re drinking from a sippy cup.
2. Tig Notaro
Where to Find Her | Tig has multiple specials on Netflix Tig (2015) and Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here (2018), HBO Boyish Girl Interrupted (2015), as well as her own show One Mississippi (2015-2017) on Amazon Video
Why We Love Her | From her love of cats or her children's obsession with garbage trucks, Tig is able to bring light and laughter to whatever life throws at her—not to mention the movie she has in the works where she plays the First Lady to Jennifer Aniston as the President, we can’t wait to see them in action!
3. Phoebe Robinson
Where to Find Her | Co-hosting her podcast 2 Dope Queens with Jessica Williams and the HBO show of the same name, and starring in the Netflix movie Ibiza (2018) and her book You Can’t Touch My Hair (And Other Things I Still Have to Explain) (2016), and performing in Brooklyn
Why We Love Her | Whether she is talking about doing a juice cleanse before meeting Oprah or the trials and tribulations of being in a long-term relationship, she says what we are all thinking. Get ready because Phoebe isn’t going anywhere! Jump on the bandwagon now before she shoots into super stardom.
4. Corinne Fisher
Where to Find Her | Weekly on the podcast Guys We Fucked, and performing stand up around the US
Why We Love Her | In partnership with Krystyna Hutchinson, their anti slut-shaming podcast, Guys We Fucked, Corinne is here to interview the people she has slept with so you don’t have to call your exes and do the same. It’s like she has personal insight into your life of trying to pick up guys.
5. Jen Kirkman
Where to Find Her | Her Netflix specials Jen Kirkman: I’m Going to Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (2015), and Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin? (2017)
Why We Love Her | To the ladies who have chosen not to have children and are tired of being asked why, Jen has the answers for your nosey family. With Matthew McConaughey’s phrase ‘just keep livin’’ guiding her through life, Jen is here to sooth your solo travel or divorce woes.
6. Michelle Wolf
Where to Find Her | On her HBO stand up special Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady (2018) and her Netflix show airing weekly The Break: with Michelle Wolf (2018-present.)
Why We Love Her | You may recognize Michelle from her spot on The Daily Show bringing the heat to the news, or from hosting this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner. Well, she now has her own show and is doing it her way…. With the jokes The Daily Show wouldn’t have let her air.
Sarah Spoljaric is a California girl through and through. She has a BA in World History from one of the top 10 greenest campuses in the world; The University of California, Merced and is a Content Curator for the visual travel app Trepic. She has a background in museum curating, loves reading women’s travel journals and is in search of the perfect IPA. She’s passionate about exploring this beautiful world that ethically-produced goods help to protect. Say hi on Instagram!