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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158 17
Marsha Warfield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Teri DiPiano added age 64

2
397 125
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 54

3
300 81
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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280 104
Sommore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 51

5
311 126
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

6
350 149
Tiffany Haddish is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

7
265 101
Leslie Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

8
216 96
Luenell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 59

9
192 87
Sheryl Underwood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

10
205 98
Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 45

11
168 73
Adele Givens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 57

12
223 124
Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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58 8
LaWanda Page is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Jeff Godsey added Dec. at 82 (1920-2002)

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149 75
Niecy Nash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 48

15
110 65
Loni Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 46

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105 62
Kim Wayans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 56

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137 92
Tracee Ellis Ross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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104 68
Yvette Nicole Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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108 72
Issa Rae is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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24 6
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 82
Sherri Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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33 19
Melanie Comarcho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
RicochetEnt. added Melanie Comarcho

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72 64
Retta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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90 87
Aisha Tyler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 47

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58 54
Nicole Byer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Nicole Byer

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56 53
Gina Yashere is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
age 43

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

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61 62
Ellen Cleghorne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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65 69
Cathy Lewis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Cathy Lewis

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54 63
Jessica Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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51 62
Del Harrison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Del Harrison

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14 20
Michaela Coel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
girdner2 added Michaela Coel

33
32 49
Yamaneika Saunders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Yamaneika Saunders

34
32 53
Gloria Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Gloria Bigelow

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27 46
Akilah Hughes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Akilah Hughes

36
33 55
Sonia Denis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Sonia Denis

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8 19
Retha Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
RethaJones added Retha Jones age 55

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26 46
Phoebe Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Phoebe Robinson

39
25 46
Maryssa Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Maryssa Smith

40
24 45
Chloe Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Chloe Hilliard

41
25 47
Marina Franklin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Marina Franklin

42
27 51
Franchesca Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Franchesca Ramsey

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6 22
Maija DiGiorgio is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Matt Lewis added Maija DiGiorgio age 37

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21 47
Nyima Funk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians

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5 21
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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16 45
Keisha Zollar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians
Keisha Zollar

47
36 159
Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 35+ Funniest Black Female Comedians