The Funniest LGBTQ Comedians Of 2023

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Vote up the funniest LGBTQIA+ comedians this year.

Who are the funniest LGBTQ comedians of 2023? 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 2023? 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.

Vote up the best LGBTQ stand up comedians of 2023, and help decide who are the funniest LGBTQ+ comedians this year! 


  • Nicole Byer (born August 29, 1986) is an American comedian, actress, television host, podcaster, and author. She is known as the host of the Netflix comedic reality bake-off series Nailed It! (2018–present), for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Byer is the host of the podcast Why Won't You Date Me?, the Earwolf podcast Best Friends, and the Headgum podcast Newcomers.
  • Kate McKinnon
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    Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984) is an American actress, comedian, and musician widely known as a regular cast member on The Big Gay Sketch Show (2007–2010) and Saturday Night Live (2012–present). She is also known for her film roles as Dr. Jillian Holtzmann in the supernatural comedy Ghostbusters (2016), Mary Winetoss in the comedy Office Christmas Party (2016), Pippa in the comedy Rough Night (2017), and Morgan in the action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018). McKinnon is known for her character work and celebrity impressions of pop singer Justin Bieber, comedian television host Ellen DeGeneres, and numerous political figures, including Hillary Clinton, US Attorney ...more
  • Bowen Yang
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    Bowen Yang (Chinese: 楊伯文; born November 6, 1990) is an Australian-born American actor, comedian, podcaster, and writer based in New York City. He co-hosts a comedy pop-culture podcast, Las Culturistas, with Matt Rogers. He also posts pop-culture lip-syncing videos on Twitter. Since September 2018, he has been on the writing staff of Saturday Night Live (SNL). Yang was promoted to on-air cast member for SNL's 45th season as a featured player, in September 2019, becoming its first Chinese-American, third openly gay male, and fourth-ever cast member of Asian descent. He was promoted to the main cast before the 47th season.
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    Bob The Drag Queen

    Caldwell Tidicue, better known as Bob the Drag Queen, (formerly Christopher Caldwell) is an American drag queen, comedian, actor, activist, musician, songwriter, and reality television personality. He[a] is best known for winning the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. In June 2019, a panel of judges from New York magazine placed Bob eighth on their list of "the most powerful drag queens in America", a ranking of 100 former Drag Race contestants. As of 2021, he has more than one and a half million followers on Instagram and was the first Black Drag Race queen to reach the milestone. After Drag Race, he pursued acting, appearing in television shows such as High Maintenance (2016), Tales of ...more
  • Fortune Feimster
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    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.
  • Wanda Sykes
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    Wanda 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