Fabulous Female Comedians

I love to laugh! Ha Ha Ha Ha (bonus points if you get the reference) and it’s been a while since I’ve thrown out some great Bechdel-passing recommendations. So, I thought it was time for a round up of some of the funniest women making me laugh these days.

Sketch

Baroness von Sketch Show

This show is hands down my favourite comedy right now. It is SO FRIGGIN FUNNY. Not to mention, it’s a female cast! Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen crack me up time after time with their highly-relatable sketches that poke fun at the regular life happenings of a modern gal. Check out the Red Wine Ladies and don’t even try to tell me that you haven’t had a night like that with your girlfriends.

Watch full episodes on CBC.

Podcast

Not Safe Podcast 

I first discovered Nikki Glaser on the podcast You Had to be There, which she co-hosted with the equally hilarious Sara Schaefer. While I’ve not seen the actual TV show Not Safe (I’m sadly without cable), I knew if this podcast had the same vibe as her previous YHTBT or even We Know Nothing (another she co-hosted), then this would be one to add to my list. Lucky for me, Nikki is as funny, sassy, and just a wee bit sardonic as ever on the Not Safe podcast. It’s also great to hear a funny show led by a woman with some accompanying banter by her hilarious side kicks Dan St. Germain (and sometimes Brian Frange). I should probably mention that it’s a sex podcast so it’s probably not for more conservative folks. That being said, most of the chatter is everything from dating to food to the comedy business and more.

Listen to all the episodes here. (Bonus: since it’s still pretty new, you can get caught up easily!)
not-safe

Stand Up

Ali Wong – Baby Cobra

Ali Wong is a fierce and funny woman who delivers her special, Baby Cobra, while pregnant and rockin’ the high heels. And yeah, she even lets us know how we really blew it for women with the whole “feminism” game. We could have been at home eating snacks, guys!

Lucky for us, it’s available on Netflix Canada.

 

Twitter

I love Twitter (follow me there!) so I’m going to give my top 3 for this category.

Aparna Nancherla

Cameron Esposito

Sara Schaefer

 

Maybe now we can finally put to rest the very obvious, much contested, completely inaccurate pile of bullcrap that women aren’t funny. As many of us have known all along, they are, in fact, the funniest.

Krista

2 thoughts on “Fabulous Female Comedians

  1. Loving Baroness Von Sketch. It is so good. Did you see the “We’re at the cottage!” sketch? Go find it. Seriously. Oh, and the yeast infection vs. the pharmacist one. HAH!

    I have to add Samantha Bee (@iamsambee on Twitter). She is smart, funny, fearless and Canadian, to boot! 😀

    Great post!

    • OMG I watched that one with my parents and now we say it to each other ALL THE TIME when I visit. “We’re at the cottttaaagggeeee!”

      And good call on Samantha Bee! I love Full Frontal. She’s scathing and hilarious.

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