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The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time

Updated November 14, 2019 7.4k votes 1.8k voters 105.9k views32 items

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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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    Lily Tomlin

    I Heart Huckabees, Nine to Five

    Age81

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer,...  more

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    Kate McKinnon

    Saturday Night Live, Ted 2

    Age36

    BirthplaceSea Cliff, New York, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984) is an American actress, comedian, and...  more

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    Wanda Sykes

    Over the Hedge, Rio

    Age56

    BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Wanda Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She was...  more

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    Jane Lynch

    Glee, Wreck-It Ralph

    Age60

    BirthplaceDolton, Illinois, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Jane Marie Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is an American actress, voice actress, author, singer...  more

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    Ellen DeGeneres

    Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oscars

    Age62

    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television...  more

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    Tig Notaro

    Walk of Shame, In a World...

    Age49

    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Mathilde "Tig" O'Callaghan Notaro (born March 24, 1971) is an American stand-up comic, writer,...  more

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    Fortune Feimster

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    Hannah Gadsby (born 12 January 1978) is an Australian comedian, writer, actor and television...  more
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    Cameron Esposito

    Cameron Young Esposito (born October 17, 1981) is an American comic, actor, and podcaster,...  more
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    Rose Dix

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    Margaret Cho

    Drop Dead Diva, Face/Off

    Age51

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Moran Cho (born December 5, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, fashion...  more

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    Rhea Butcher (born August 12, 1982) is an American stand-up comic, actor, writer, producer,...  more
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    Moms Mabley

    Amazing Grace, Boarding House Blues

    AgeDec. at 81 (1894-1975)

    BirthplaceBrevard, North Carolina, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Loretta Mary Aiken (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975), known by her stage name Jackie "Moms"...  more

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    Lea DeLaria

    The Oblongs, Edge of Seventeen

    Age62

    BirthplaceBelleville, Illinois, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Lea DeLaria (born May 23, 1958) is an American comedian, actress, and jazz singer. DeLaria is...  more

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    Suzanne Westenhoefer

    A Family Affair, We Have to Stop Now

    Age59

    BirthplaceColumbia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Suzanne Westenhoefer (born March 31, 1961 in Columbia, Pennsylvania) is an out lesbian...  more
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    Paula Poundstone

    Home Movies, Science Court

    Age60

    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Paula Poundstone (born December 29, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, author, actress,...  more

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    Sue Perkins

    Celebrity Big Brother, The Great British Bake Off

    Age51

    BirthplaceEast Dulwich, London, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Susan Elizabeth Perkins (born 22 September 1969) is an English comedian, broadcaster, actress,...  more
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    DeAnne Smith is an award-winning Canadian-American comedian, writer and columnist. She first...  more
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    Judy Gold

    The City, truTV Presents: World's Dumbest...

    Age57

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Judy Gold (born November 15, 1962) is an American standup comedian, actress, television...  more

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    Sandra Bernhard

    The King of Comedy, Hudson Hawk

    Age65

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Sandra Bernhard (born June 6, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, singer and author. She...  more

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    Elvira Kurt

    PopCultured, Spin Off

    Age58

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Elvira Kurt (born December 9, 1961) is a Canadian comedian, and was the host of the game show...  more
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    Sabrina Jalees

    In Real Life, Video on Trial

    Age35

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Sabrina Jalees (born April 19, 1985) is a Canadian comedian from Toronto, Ontario, now based...  more
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    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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    Vickie Shaw

    Vickie Shaw: You Can Take the Girl Outta Texas..., Wisecrack

    GenderFemale

    Vickie Shaw appeared in the documentary film Laughing Matters... More!...
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    Karen Williams