Female comics sometimes have to fight twice as hard as their male counterparts, but these hysterical ladies have made it work. While some are more public figures like Wanda Sykes and Margaret Cho, you may not know the likes of Maria Bamford and Jenny Slate. Take a peek at our picks and go support some female stand-up! Who's your favorite funny lady?
There are a million reasons you should be watching Parks and Recreation. The hysterical Aubrey Plaza is one of those reasons. She plays April Ludgate and is known for her deadpan-style comedy.
You may know Mindy Kaling from her work on The Office, but before she was the Kelly Kapoor we know and love, she was hitting the books at Dartmouth.
Best known for her role as Mel in the HBO series Flight of the Conchords, and as the voice of Bob's youngest daughter, Louise, in Bob's Burgers, Kristen Schaal kills it on stage. She also wrote the hysterical book Sexy Book of Sexy Sex with her boyfriend. Check it out.
If that outfit doesn't speak loudly enough for itself, there is no one funnier than Susie Essman's loud-mouth character on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Susie Green. I love Larry David, but for me, she totally makes the show.
Another hysterical lady who has appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm is the incomparable Wanda Sykes. Love her!
Hailing from San Francisco, Margaret Cho is one of the greats. Not only is she absolutely hysterical, she's taken a stand on LGBT rights and has won a ton of humanitarian awards for her work.