Comedy The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time  

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This list contains information about the best lesbian comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best lesbian comedians come in many forms. Some famous lesbian comedians are political in their stand-up acts while other lesbian comedians joke about relationships. A few hilarious lesbian comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top lesbian comedians list? Ellen DeGeneres has to be at the top. Whether she is performing stand-up, starring in a sitcom, or hosting her popular daytime talk show, DeGeneres always uses her platform to promote love and equality. Tig Notaro is another hilarious lesbian comedian.

Cameron Esposito and her wife, Rhea Butcher, have partnered up for several comedy endeavors including their podcast, Put Your Hands Together, and their TV series, Take My Wife. Other hilarious women featured on this top lesbian comedians list include Kate McKinnon, Wanda Sykes, and Rosie O'Donnell.

Which lesbian comedian do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give the funniest ladies a thumbs up and share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Ellen DeGeneres Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk ...more

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Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Kate McKinnon Saturday Night Live, Ted 2, Sisters Kate McKinnon Berthold, commonly known as Kate McKinnon, is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. She is best known for her sketch comedy work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live ...more

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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Wanda Sykes Over the Hedge, Rio, Evan Almighty Wanda Sykes is an American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of ...more

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Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Lily Tomlin I Heart Huckabees, Nine to Five, Nashville Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s, when she began a career as a ...more

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Jane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Jane Lynch Glee, Wreck-It Ralph, The 40-Year-Old Virgin Jane Marie Lynch is an American actress, singer, and comedian. She gained fame in Christopher Guest's improv mockumentary pictures such as Best in Show. Lynch's television cameos include an ...more

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Cameron Esposito is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Cameron Esposito Cameron Young Esposito (born October 17, 1981) is an American comic, actor, and podcaster, known for her show Take My Wife, as well as her stand-up comedy and podcast Queery. Esposito ...more

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Tig Notaro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Tig Notaro Walk of Shame, In a World..., Have Tig at Your Party Tig Notaro, affectionately named by her brother as a child, was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and raised by her single mother in Pass Christian, Mississippi. During hot summer days, her artistic ...more

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Rhea Butcher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Rhea Butcher Rhea Butcher (born August 12, 1982) is an American stand-up comic, actor, writer, producer, and podcast host. They are best known for their personal, observational comedy focused on their ...more

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Rose Dix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Rose Dix

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Hannah Gadsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
AnneSamachson added Hannah Gadsby Hannah Gadsby is an Australian comedian. She quickly rose to prominence after winning the national final of the Raw Comedy competition for new comedians in 2006. She has toured internationally ...more

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Fortune Feimster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Fortune Feimster

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DeAnne Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
natkbb added DeAnne Smith DeAnne Smith is an award-winning Canadian-American comedian, writer and columnist. Smith first gained notice as a comedian in 2008 touring her debut full-length solo stand-up show to popular and ...more

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Margaret Cho is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
AnneSamachson added Margaret Cho Drop Dead Diva, Face/Off, Notorious C.H.O. Margaret Moran Cho is an American comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and ...more

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Suzanne Westenhoefer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
AnneSamachson added Suzanne Westenhoefer A Family Affair, We Have to Stop Now, Suzanne Westenhoefer: Live at the Village Suzanne Westenhoefer is an out lesbian stand-up comedian. She starred as a panelist on GSN's 2006 remake of I've Got a Secret, which featured a panel of gay celebrities who had to guess the ...more

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Lea DeLaria is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Lea DeLaria The Oblongs, Edge of Seventeen, Homo Heights Lea DeLaria is an American comedian, actress, and jazz musician. The "famously controversial" DeLaria was "the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show ...more

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Moms Mabley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Moms Mabley Amazing Grace, Boarding House Blues, Killer Diller Jackie "Moms" Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken, was an American standup comedian. A veteran of the Chitlin' circuit of African-American vaudeville, she later appeared on the Ed Sullivan ...more

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Lisa Koch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Laura Carathanasis added Lisa Koch http://www.heylisa.com/bio.html

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Vickie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Laura Carathanasis added Vickie Shaw Vickie Shaw: You Can Take the Girl Outta Texas..., Wisecrack Vickie Shaw appeared in the documentary film Laughing Matters... More!

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Sabrina Jalees is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
natkbb added Sabrina Jalees In Real Life, Video on Trial Sabrina Jalees is a Canadian comedian, dancer, actor, host and writer from Toronto, Ontario, now based in New York City, who writes a weekly column in the Toronto Star's ID section. Most ...more

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Paula Poundstone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Paula Poundstone Home Movies, Science Court, When Stand Up Stood Out Paula Poundstone is an American stand-up comedian, author, actress, interviewer and commentator. Beginning in the late 1980s, she performed a series of one hour HBO comedy specials. She provided ...more

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Karen Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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Elvira Kurt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Laura Carathanasis added Elvira Kurt PopCultured, Spin Off, My Fabulous Gay Wedding Elvira Kurt is a Canadian comedian, and the host of the game show Spin Off. She hosted the entertainment satire/talk show PopCultured with Elvira Kurt, which began on The Comedy Network in ...more

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Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Rosie O'Donnell Tarzan, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights ...more

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Sue Perkins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Sue Perkins Celebrity Big Brother, The Great British Bake Off, Maestro Susan Elizabeth "Sue" Perkins is an English comedienne, broadcaster, actress and writer, born in East Dulwich, London, England. Originally coming to prominence through her comedy ...more

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Carol Leifer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
AnneSamachson added Carol Leifer Seinfeld, Bee Movie, Funny People Carol Leifer is an American comedian, writer, producer and actress whose career as a stand-up comedian started in the 1970s when she was in college. David Letterman discovered her performing in ...more

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Sandra Bernhard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Sandra Bernhard The King of Comedy, Hudson Hawk, Wrongfully Accused Sandra Bernhard is an American comedian, singer, actress and author. She first gained attention in the late 1970s with her stand-up comedy in which she often bitterly critiques celebrity culture ...more

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Judy Gold is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Judy Gold The City, truTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise Judy Gold is an American stand-up comic. She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She has also been involved in many projects in various ...more

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Rhona Cameron is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Rhona Cameron Funny Man, Gaytime TV, Rhona Rhona Cameron is a Scottish comedian. She rose to prominence via the stand-up comedy circuit, and was a regular on British television in the 1990s.

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Karen Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Karen Dunbar Chewin' the Fat, Happy Hollidays, The Karen Dunbar Show Karen Dunbar is a comedian and entertainer. She appears in Chewin' the Fat and The Karen Dunbar Show.

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Marga Gomez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Marga Gomez Batman Forever, Sphere, The D Word Marga Gomez is a Puerto Rican/Cuban-American comedian, playwright, and humorist. She is openly lesbian. Gomez got her start in the gay comedy clubs of San Francisco in the mid-1980s, including ...more