Who are the funniest LGBTQ comedians of 2022? Becoming a great stand-up comic is tough. Whether the best LGBTQ comedians are observational, situational, absurdist, blue collar, abstract, alternative, dark, or a long form storyteller, all of the funniest gay comedians are unique, hardworking, and hilarious. Who is the funniest LGBTQ comedian in 2022? Which gay and lesbian stand up comedians do you love?
When it comes to the funniest queer people right now, old school stand up comics like Ellen Degeneres and Tig Notaro are atop the list, while also among some of the funniest comedians of all time. Beloved LGBTQ stand up comedians like Wanda Sykes, Kate McKinnon, and Jerrod Carmichael have their claims to the title as well. Lest we forget hilarious LGBTQ comedians right now like Billy Eichner, Fortune Feimster, or SNL's Punkie Johnson.
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- Photo: Noel Vasquez / Getty ImagesWanda Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is also known for her roles on CBS' The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–10), HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (2001–present), and ABC's Black-ish (2015–present). She currently stars in the Netflix original series The Upshaws which premiered on May 12, 2021, with Kim Fields and Mike Epps, and has appeared in the HBO Max comedy series The Other Two, as well as playing Allegra Durado, a ...more
- Photo: CamCB20 / CC-BY-SA 4.0Mae Martin (born 2 May 1987) is a Canadian-born comedian, actor, and screenwriter based in England. They wrote and starred in the Netflix comedy series Feel Good and won two Canadian Comedy Awards as part of the comedy troupe The Young and the Useless. They received a nomination for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for their work on Feel Good.
- Photo: Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)Mathilde "Tig" O'Callaghan Notaro (born March 24, 1971) is an American stand-up comic, writer, radio contributor, and actress. She is known for her deadpan comedy. Her acclaimed album Live was nominated in 2014 for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The special Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted was nominated in 2016 at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. In 2017, the album of Boyish Girl Interrupted was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
- Emily Fortune Feimster (born July 1, 1980) is an American writer, comedian, and actress. Having made her television debut on NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2010, Feimster starred as Colette on The Mindy Project (2015–2017). In July 2019, she began hosting What a Joke with Papa and Fortune with Tom Papa, interviewing comedians and celebrities, the first live programming on the Sirius XM channel Netflix is a Joke. In 2019, reports confirmed Feimster would participate in The L Word: Generation Q, a reboot of The L Word.