Ranking The Funniest Black Female Comedians


There are a multitude of funny black women in comedy. My favorites include Wanda Sykes, Leslie Jones, and Yvette Nicole Brown. I find all three to be hilarious in their own way and that are distinctly different from one another.


Speaking of black women comedians, Wanda Sykes is downright funny, and she has found success in many fields of entertainment. Her first big success was as a writer on The Chris Rock Show for which she won a Primetime Emmy in 1999. Entertainment Weekly also named her one of the funniest people in 2004. She has since been on a few notable sitcoms, many movies, and even more voice characters in cartoon movies.


Leslie Jones has the biggest smile ever and cracks me up every time she moves. Her big break was being hired by Saturday Night Live, as a writer and comedian of the show. Her newest achievement has been as one of the all too funny characters in the recent Ghostbusters remake.


Yvette Nicole Brown has a persona of being funny, but an incredibly “nice” person at the same time. Her success has been recognized in multiple TV commercials, televisions shows, and black movies. Her roles played in the sitcom, Community, Drake and Josh, and The Odd Couple have been her most impressive roles.