Comedy The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the funniest lesbians ever to take the mic.

 

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: 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
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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250 73
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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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208 71
Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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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177 69
Tig Notaro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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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179 71
Jane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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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174 73
Cameron Esposito is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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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Rhea Butcher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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 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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Margaret Cho is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
AnneSamachson added 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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Fortune Feimster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Fortune Feimster
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Moms Mabley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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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63 52
Lea DeLaria is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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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DeAnne Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
natkbb added
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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Paula Poundstone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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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Sue Perkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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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Suzanne Westenhoefer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
AnneSamachson added 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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37 39
Judy Gold is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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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Sandra Bernhard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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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Karen Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Laura Carathanasis added Karen Williams
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Sabrina Jalees is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
natkbb added 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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Elvira Kurt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
Laura Carathanasis added 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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Sandra Valls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
asst4locproductions added Sandra Valls Showtime's The Latin Divas of Comedy, Pride Comedy Slam

Sandra Valls is a comic, actor, singer, writer, and badass. She is best known for her powerful, electric, stand up comedy performances in Showtime’s, THE LATIN DIVAS OF COMEDY (nominated for an Alma Award) and PRIDE: LGBT COMEDY SLAM!, hosted by Bruce Vilanch (both available for viewing now on Hulu.com). Her unique mix of physical comedy and brilliant story telling make it easy to see why the Los Angeles Times calls Sandra “Talented and Hilarious” as well as being included in Curve’s 2017 Power List as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Queer Women in the country. Latina Magazine voted Sandra One of the Top 33 Bad Ass Comics with Latina Roots. Curve Magazine voted her One of the Top 10 Funniest Lesbian Comics and Go Magazine has named Sandra One of the Top 100 Women We Love.

 

She recently shared the stage with Melissa Etheridge at the Levity and Justice for all Comedy Benefit for LPAC in New York City.

www.welovesandra.com

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Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time
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