Best Women Comedians of 2016

Though there are more male comedians than women comedians. Some women a few decades ago have paved the way for more women in comedy genres like Joan Rivers, and Jean Carroll.

For 2016 here are some of the most notable women comedians:

Ali Wong

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Noted for performances in Are You There, Chelsea? and Inside Amy Schumer. She is of Vietnamese descent from her mother side. She had a comedy special on Netflix in the first half of 2016 called Baby Cobra where she jokes about breast milk, mucus, and pregnancy. She was seven and a half months pregnant while filming Baby Cobra. Wong’s impending motherhood is Baby Cobra’s stand-out element because no one has made a comedy material out of it before. She is the first women to make a special while pregnant.

What’s relatable about her hit comedy Baby Cobra, is that she is women in her mid-thirties coping with the demands of a career and motherhood. Off stage her speech is slower is a different person from her usual comedy self.

She says, “A couple of female standup comics I know refer to their kids as their Little Career Killers” she continued. “I was, like, I really do not want to feel that way. It sounds crazy, but if it wasn’t for Mari and doing that special when I was pregnant with her I could see how very easily I would have slowed down, and stopped.”

Amy Schumer

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A stand-up comedian, co-producer, and star of the comedy series Inside Amy Schumer. She is one of the hottest female comedians this year and has just released a book The Girl with the Lower Back Tatoo.

She is also scheduled to play the role of Barbie in 2018. She was able to make a name for herself as a stand-up comic by being sexual ad graphic. Most of her material is about gender, and her viewers make up 63 percent male.

Whitney Cummings

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She is the creator and the star of NCB’s Whitney and also the co-creator of CBS’s 2 Broke Girls. Her 3-hour long comedy special I’m Your Girlfriend from HBO has been reviewed as her best so far.

She jokes about gender, politics, and sex expectations between men and women have of one another. She engages the crowd even when she talks about birth control.