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The Laughter League: The Best Lesbian Comedians Of All Time

Attention, comedy enthusiasts, buckle up and get ready for a hilarious journey into the world of banter with the crème de la crème of lesbian comedians! These top ladies are breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes, and bringing the funny like nobody else. Brace yourselves for an uproarious ride filled with wit, charm, and punchlines that’ll make your sides ache with laughter!

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Lesbian Comedians

Ellen DeGeneres

First up on our list is the iconic Ellen DeGeneres, the pioneer who fearlessly came out and conquered the world with her unique brand of comedy. With her lovable quirkiness and infectious energy, Ellen has us rolling on the floor with laughter. From her legendary talk show to her stand-up specials, she effortlessly combines observational humor with hilarious storytelling that resonates with audiences worldwide. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself attempting to dance like nobody’s watching after one of her shows!

Wanda Sykes

Next, we have the brilliantly witty and sharp-tongued Wanda Sykes. Her razor-sharp observations and fearless approach to tackling social issues make her comedy both thought-provoking and side-splitting. With her undeniable charisma and impeccable timing, Wanda brings a fresh and unique perspective to the stage, leaving us in stitches every time. If you’re lucky enough to catch one of her performances, prepare for a comedic masterclass that’ll have you begging for more.

Hannah Gadsby

Prepare for a comedic experience like no other with the extraordinary Hannah Gadsby. Renowned for her groundbreaking Netflix special, “Nanette,” Hannah’s blend of vulnerability and biting humor will leave you laughing and contemplating life simultaneously. Her ability to tackle heavy topics with a perfect balance of wit and authenticity has earned her critical acclaim and a devoted following. Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of emotions and a torrent of laughter that’ll make your heart skip a beat.

Tig Notaro

When it comes to storytelling, Tig Notaro is in a league of her own. With her deadpan delivery and knack for finding humor in life’s absurdities, Tig has us hanging onto every word. Known for her candid and vulnerable style, she effortlessly weaves personal experiences into laugh-out-loud anecdotes that make you feel like you’re sharing a hilarious secret with your best friend. Be prepared for belly laughs, a few gasps, and an unforgettable night of comedy with Tig.

Fortune Feimster

With her Southern charm and infectious energy, Fortune delivers punchlines with a comedic force that leaves audiences in stitches. Her relatable stories and larger-than-life personality make her a joy to watch. Whether she’s riffing on family dynamics or sharing hilarious anecdotes from her life, Fortune’s comedy is an invitation to embrace your quirks and laugh along with the absurdity of it all.

Suzi Ruffell

Suzi Ruffell is a British stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. She was born on September 11, 1984, in Portsmouth, England. Ruffell began her career in comedy in 2009 and has since gained recognition for her honest, engaging, and relatable style of comedy.

Known for her storytelling abilities, Suzi Ruffell often incorporates personal experiences and social commentary into her comedy. She openly discusses topics such as her working-class background, her experiences as a gay woman, and societal issues. Ruffell’s comedy is often described as warm, funny, and thought-provoking.

We saw her yeaaaaars ago in a tiny pub in Camden. She was epic.

Zoe Lyons


Zoe Lyons is a British stand-up comedian and actress known for her sharp wit, observational comedy, and charismatic stage presence. Born on October 3, 1971, in Haverfordwest, Wales, she began her comedy career in 2003 and has since established herself as a highly regarded performer in the UK comedy circuit.

Lyons has appeared on numerous comedy panel shows, including “Mock the Week,” “The Wright Stuff,” and “Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.” Her quick thinking and humorous insights have made her a popular guest on these shows. And she did an interview with us, whadda babe.

Mae Martin

Mae Martin is a Canadian-born comedian, writer, and actress who has gained significant recognition for their unique style of comedy and their work in television and stand-up performances. They were born in Toronto, Canada, and began their comedy career at a young age.

Martin’s comedy often revolves around personal experiences, mental health, sexuality, and gender identity. They are known for their honest and vulnerable approach, weaving their own life stories into their performances. Martin’s material explores topics such as addiction, relationships, and the challenges of navigating the modern world. Martin also wrote and starred in the Netflix comedy series Feel Good.

Mae Martin recently opened up about their non-binary identity.

Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins is a British comedian, presenter, writer, and broadcaster. She was born on September 22, 1969, in East Dulwich, London, England. Perkins initially gained recognition as one-half of the comedy duo “Mel and Sue” alongside Mel Giedroyc. They worked together on various television and radio programs, showcasing their comedic chemistry and wit.

Perkins is known for her quick wit, sharp humor, and infectious enthusiasm. She has appeared on numerous British comedy panel shows, including “Have I Got News for You” and “Mock the Week.” Perkins has also hosted popular TV shows like “The Great British Bake Off,” a baking competition that gained a significant following during her tenure.

Sophie Ducker

Sophie Duker is a British stand-up comedian, writer, and presenter. She gained prominence in the UK comedy scene for her sharp wit, engaging storytelling, and thought-provoking material. Duker was born and raised in London and has since become known for her unique perspective on various social and cultural issues.

Duker’s comedy often explores themes such as race, gender, and identity, presenting her observations and experiences in a humorous and insightful manner. She has been praised for her ability to address sensitive topics with intelligence and wit, offering a fresh and often alternative perspective on societal norms.

These epic lesbian comedians are rewriting the rules of comedy and proving that laughter knows no bounds. With their fearless authenticity, impeccable timing, and magnetic personalities, they continue to make us laugh, question, and celebrate diversity. So grab your tickets, get ready to have your cheeks hurt from grinning, and experience the uproarious magic these extraordinary women bring to the world of comedy!

If you’d also like to support some rising stars in the queer comedy game, then check out our interview with the women behind queer comedy club, Clandestina.

Let us know if we’ve missed any up-and-coming lesbian comedian stars by commenting below,

Enjoy the lols,

Team Nonchalant x

Last Updated on 5th June 2023 by Nonchalant Magazine

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This article was written by one of our creative team writers here at Nonchalant Magazine.

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