Comedy The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians  

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List Rules Vote up the top, funniest black women comedians who make people laugh the most.

If laughter is the best medicine, these famous women are some of the best doctors around. These are the funniest black female comedians of all time, as voted on by comedy fans like you. The best black female comedians come in many forms. Some hilarious black woman comedians specialize in political humor while other funny African-American female comedians are known for jokes about relationships. Many of the top black female comedians have also landed award-winning acting roles.

Who will you find on this list of the best black female comedians? Wanda Sykes is one of the most popular touring comedians working today, regardless of race or gender. Performing stand-up comedy, starring in sitcoms, and appearing in films, Sykes is a triple threat in the comedy scene. Whoopi Goldberg is also a talented black female stand-up comedian and actress. Saturday Night Live has featured several hilarious black female sketch comics like Maya Rudolph and Leslie Jones. Other women who appear on this list include Jessica Williams, Niecy Nash, and Tiffany Haddish.

Do you have a favorite black female comedian? Vote the funniest women up to the top of this list and add any talented performers who are missing.

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Tiffany Haddish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Moms Mabley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Moms Mabley Died at 81 (1894-1975)

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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Wanda Sykes age 54

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Sommore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Sommore age 51

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Leslie Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Luenell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Luenell age 59

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Sheryl Underwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Maya Rudolph age 45

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Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Adele Givens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Adele Givens age 57

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Kim Wayans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Kim Wayans age 56

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Niecy Nash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Niecy Nash age 48

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Issa Rae is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Tracee Ellis Ross is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Loni Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Loni Love age 46

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Yvette Nicole Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Del Harrison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Del Harrison

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Nicole Byer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Nicole Byer

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Sasheer Zamata is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Cathy Lewis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Cathy Lewis

The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the 2010s

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Aisha Tyler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Aisha Tyler age 47

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Sherri Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Melanie Comarcho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
RicochetEnt. added Melanie Comarcho

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Gina Yashere is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Gina Yashere age 43

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Retta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Ellen Cleghorne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Jessica Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the 2000s

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Maija DiGiorgio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Matt Lewis added Maija DiGiorgio age 37

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Retha Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
RethaJones added Retha Jones age 55

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Chloe Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Chloe Hilliard

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Gloria Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Gloria Bigelow

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Michaela Coel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
girdner2 added Michaela Coel

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Sonia Denis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Sonia Denis

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Tymberlee Hill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Daniel Carin added Tymberlee Hill

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Yamaneika Saunders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Yamaneika Saunders

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Marina Franklin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Marina Franklin

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Akilah Hughes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Akilah Hughes

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Maryssa Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Maryssa Smith

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Nyima Funk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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Phoebe Robinson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Phoebe Robinson

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Franchesca Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Franchesca Ramsey

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Keisha Zollar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Keisha Zollar

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Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians