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The Top 5 Most Famous Black Female Comedians On The Planet

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Everyone loves to giggle and there could be no greater way for having a laugh than by watching stand-up. While the rundown of professional comics is huge, there has been an ascent in black female comedians over the course of the last 10 years. Now, equaling their male partners, these ladies are overwhelming the comedy world with their abilities.

With regards to addressing black comedians females, these ladies are amusing, yet they are about their business and building spans for other black ladies to come up and succeed. They have been essential for a few comical moments in TV and film, and a few keep on standing their ground in the entertainment industry.

Besides the fact that these ladies ruling are stand-up, yet they are causing waves in different regions of the entertainment world. Many are stretching out into the motion pictures or featuring in their own TV shows. So whether you like an exemplary stand-up set, political parody, or social satire, these black female humorists will make them laugh uncontrollably.

Tiffany Haddish:

Tiffany Sara Cornelia Haddish is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She was born on the 3rd of December 1979. In 2018, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In both 2018 and 2019, she was listed among the 100 most powerful people in entertainment by The Hollywood Reporter.

Black Female Comedians

Notable work:

  • The Urban Demographic
  • Meet the Spartans
  • Janky Promoters
  • After Hours Comedy, Vol 1.
  • Wax On, F*ck Off
  • Driving by Braille
  • Honk If You’re an LA Douchebag
  • What My Husband Doesn’t Know
  • Boosters
  • Christmas Wedding
  • 4Play
  • Patterns of Attraction
  • Wishes
  • School Dance
  • Stunted
  • Keanu
  • Mad Families
  • Girls Trip
  • All Between Us

Wanda Sykes:

Wanda Yvette Sykes is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. She was born on the 7th March 1964. On The Chris Rock Show, She was one of the first recognized female black comedians for her work as a writer. She won a Prime time Emmy Award in 1999. Entertainment Weekly named Sykes one of the 25 funniest people in America in 2004. 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 Blackish (2015–present). 

Black Female Comedians

Notable Work:

  • Tomorrow Night
  • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
  • Down to Earth
  • Pootie Tang
  • Monster-in-Law
  • The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
  • Over the Hedge
  • Clerks II
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend
  • Barnyard
  • Brother Bear 2
  • condemnation
  • Evan Almighty
  • License to Wed
  • Rio
  • The Muppets
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • The Hot Flashes
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Bad Moms
  • Snatched
  • A Bad Moms Christmas
  • Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate

Nicole Byer:

Nicole Byer is an American actress, comedian, television host, podcaster, and author. She was born on the 29th of August 1986. She became famous for hosting the reality bake-off series Nailed It, launched on NetFlix. She received two Prime time Emmy Award nominations. She is one of the most recognized black female comedians.

Black Female Comedians

Notable work:

  • A Better You
  • Other People
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • All About Nina
  • Bad Hair
  • Valley Girl
  • Vivo
  • Unplugging
  • The Bob’s Burgers Movie
  • Mack & Rita
  • Before You Were Funny
  • Doodie Calls with Doug Mand
  • Baby Geniuses
  • Hollywood Handbook
  • Can I Pet Your Dog?
  • Lady to Lady
  • The Champs
  • Doughboys
  • Black Men Can’t Jump [In Hollywood]
  • Make Me Like It
  • The MEAT Improv with Jake Jabbour and Josh Simpson
  • Don’t Get Me Started


Sommore is an American comedian and actress. She was born on the 15th of May 1966. She is called Diva of Contemporary Comedy. She mostly makes comedies about money, sex, and equality between the sexes. She was the first female host of the long-running Black Entertainment Television (BET) stand-up showcase Comic View.

Black Female Comedians

Notable Work:

  • The Queens of Comedy
  • Friday After Next
  • Latham Entertainment Presents
  • A Miami Tail
  • Soul Plane
  • Something New
  • Dirty Laundry
  • Blunts & Stunts: Class of ’94
  • Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
  • Comedy Central Roast
  • 1 vs. 100
  • The Flavor of Love 3
  • Celebrity Fit Club
  • The Monique Show
  • Cedric the Entertainer’s Urban Circus
  • The Arsenio Hall Show
  • Just for Laughs: All-Access
  • Hit the Floor
  • Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
  • ComicView
  • The History of Comedy
  • Back to School Just for Laughs
  • South Side

Moms Mabley:

Loretta Mary Aiken was known by her stage name Jackie “Moms” Mabley. She was born on March 19, 1894, and she died on May 23, 1975. She was an American stand-up comedian and actress. She was a popular star in the 1920s. She became a veteran entertainer of the Chitlin’ Circuit of African-American vaudeville.

Black Female Comedians Notable Work:

  • Bowman’s Cotton Blossoms (1919)
  • Look Who’s Here (1927)
  • Miss Bandana (1927)
  • Fast and Furious (1931)
  • Blackberries of 1932 (1932)
  • The Joy Boat (1930s)
  • Sidewalks of Harlem (1930s)
  • Red Pastures (1930s)
  • Emperor Jones (1933)
  • Killer Diller (1948)[33]
  • Boarding House Blues (1948)
  • It’s Your Thing (documentary, 1970)
  • Amazing Grace (1974)
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967)
  • The Ed Sullivan Show (1969)
  • The Merv Griffin Show (with guest host Judy Garland, 1969)
  • The Bill Cosby Show (1970)
  • The Pearl Bailey Show (1971)

Robin Thede:

Robin Thede is an American comedian, actress, and writer. She was born on the 27th of July 1979. Before making it big in comedy she has also worked as an entertainment correspondent, host, and radio personality. She became the first African-American woman to be head writer for a late-night talk show in 2015. The name of the show was the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. On BET, she hosted The Rundown with Robin Thede from 2017 to 2018. She created and co-stars in the Emmy-nominated HBO series A Black Lady Sketch Show.

Black Female Comedians

Notable Work:

  • Plant One on Me
  • All of Us
  • Office Court
  • County General
  • Guy Walks Into a Bar
  • Kwameworld
  • S.O.B.: Socially Offensive Behavior
  • Frank TV
  • Chocolate News
  • Kath & Kim
  • Worst Week
  • Puppies
  • All Access
  • For (Stuffed) Colored Girls
  • Every Little Step
  • Hot in Cleveland
  • In the Flow with Affion Crockett
  • Sometimes Pretty Girls
  • Clunkers
  • Key & Peele
  • Second Generation Wayans
  • Finding My Obama
  • The Goodwin Games
  • Second Generation Wayans
  • A Haunted House
  • Urban Press
  • Difficult People
  • Bad Hair
  • Central Park
  • Insecure
  • The Great North

Amanda Seales:

Amanda Ingrid Seales is an American comedian and actress. She was born on the 1st of July 1981. She is formerly known by the stage name Amanda Diva.  She has starred in the HBO comedy series Insecure since 2017. HBO released her first stand-up comedy special I Be Knowing in 2019. Seales launched Smart Funny & Black, a comedy gameshow in 2020. The gameshow showcases Black culture, history, and experience. Seales was also one of the co-hosts of the syndicated daytime talk show, The Real, alongside Loni Love, Tamera Mowry, Adrienne Bailon, and Jeannie Mai.

black female comedians

Notable Work:

  • Cop and a Half
  • My Brother and Me
  • Freedomland
  • Identical
  • Get Your Life
  • Ladies Book Club
  • Insecure
  • Greatest Ever
  • Hood Adjacent
  • Black-ish
  • I Be Knowing”
  • Bring the Funny
  • Ellen’s Game of Games
  • The Real
  • Match Game
  • To Tell the Truth

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