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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Marsha Warfield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Teri DiPiano added age 64

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405 130
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 54

3
306 84
Moms Mabley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Dec. at 81 (1894-1975)

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290 112
Sommore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 51

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357 154
Tiffany Haddish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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271 103
Leslie Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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319 132
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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221 98
Luenell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 59

9
195 88
Sheryl Underwood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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170 74
Adele Givens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 57

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206 101
Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 43

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227 126
Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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152 77
Niecy Nash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 48

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63 10
LaWanda Page is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Jeff Godsey added Dec. at 82 (1920-2002)

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113 66
Loni Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 46

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140 94
Tracee Ellis Ross is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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106 63
Kim Wayans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 56

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112 73
Issa Rae is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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106 69
Yvette Nicole Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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26 7
Kim Coles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Aton Edwards added age 56

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92 83
Sherri Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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73 65
Retta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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35 22
Melanie Comarcho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
RicochetEnt. added Melanie Comarcho

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91 88
Aisha Tyler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 47

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58 55
Nicole Byer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Nicole Byer

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56 54
Gina Yashere is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 43

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62 64
Sasheer Zamata is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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61 63
Ellen Cleghorne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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65 70
Cathy Lewis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Cathy Lewis

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54 64
Jessica Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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51 63
Del Harrison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Del Harrison

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15 21
Michaela Coel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
girdner2 added Michaela Coel

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32 50
Yamaneika Saunders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Yamaneika Saunders

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32 54
Gloria Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Gloria Bigelow

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27 47
Phoebe Robinson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Phoebe Robinson

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27 47
Akilah Hughes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Akilah Hughes

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33 56
Sonia Denis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Sonia Denis

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8 20
Retha Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
RethaJones added Retha Jones age 55

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25 47
Maryssa Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Maryssa Smith

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24 46
Chloe Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Chloe Hilliard

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25 48
Marina Franklin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Marina Franklin

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27 52
Franchesca Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Franchesca Ramsey

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21 48
Nyima Funk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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6 23
Maija DiGiorgio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Matt Lewis added Maija DiGiorgio age 37

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5 22
Tymberlee Hill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Daniel Carin added Tymberlee Hill

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17 47
Keisha Zollar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Keisha Zollar

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36 162
Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians