Top 10 Female Stand-up Comedians In 2020

Added by Maegan Clearwood on Apr 10, 2019

Chelsea Handler

“Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” and “My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands":  You only need to look at her published work to get an idea of Chelsea Handler’s comic skills. After all, anyone who discovered her talent for comedy while entertaining a class of fellow DUI offenders is bound to develop a rather unique act. So she went on to make it big in Hollywood with her hit stand-up acts, her talk show “Chelsea Lately,” four New York Times best seller books, and any number of appearances and awards. Aside from one-night stands and drinking, her subject matter mostly consists of making cruel jokes at the expense of A-list celebrities -- which is awesome.


Margaret Cho

Challenging racial stereotypes by, very often, being blatantly racist, nothing is off-limits: “People are surprised at the depth of resentment against Asian Americans, but it never shocks me. We are the object of hatred not only for the things we do but just being who we are, ching chong chinamen.” Totally open about everything from substance abuse and eating disorders to her bisexuality, Cho is a strong advocate for LGBT and women’s rights. Oh, and she’s really funny.

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