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10 Best Black Women Comedians to Watch Now


In the comic world, black women comedians have long been a force to be reckoned with. Stick around and discover the top 10 black women comedians to watch now.

Wanda Sykes

Born on March 7, 1964, Wanda Sykes is a highly talented black woman comedian who has significantly impacted the comedy industry. She began her career in stand-up comedy in the late 1980s. With her sharp observational humor and fearless approach to tackling controversial topics, she quickly gained recognition.

Leslie Jones

Born on September 7, 1967, in Tennessee, Jones initially pursued a career in acting but eventually found her true passion in stand-up comedy.

Leslie Jones joined Saturday Night Live as a writer in 2014 and quickly made a strong impression with her bold and energetic comedic style.

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 Nicole Byer

Byer was born on August 29, 1986, in New Jersey. She’s a talented and vibrant black woman comedian. Nicole Byer started her career performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City.

Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown is an black female comedian, actress, writer, and host. She starred as Shirley Bennett on the NBC sitcom Community, as Dani in the 2015 version of The Odd Couple on CBS and as Dina Rose on the ABC sitcom The Mayor.

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Born on April 12, 1970, Marietta Sirleaf, known professionally as Retta, is a black actress and  stand-up comedian. She is best known for her roles of  Recreation and Ruby Hill on NBC’s Good Girls and Donna Meagle on NBC’s Parks.

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Ellis was born on October 29, 1972, in Los Angeles, California, Tracee Ellis Ross is a highly acclaimed and influential black woman actress, comedian, and producer. Ross’ became popular for her role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the hit television sitcom “Black-ish.” 

Amber Ruffin

Born on January 9, 1979, Amber Ruffin is a talented and charismatic black woman comedian, writer, and television. Ruffin first rose to fame as a writer and performer on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” She joined the show in 2014 and quickly became a fan favorite with her recurring segment, “Amber Says What?!” 

Loni Love

Famous for her quick wit, engaging personality, and warm comedic style, Loni Love is a talented and influential black woman comedian, actress, and television host.  She gained widespread recognition for her role as a panelist on the daytime talk show “The Real.”  Loni Love is undoubtedly a black woman comedian to watch now. 

Naomi Ekperigin

When it comes to the best black women comedians, the list is incomplete with Naomi. Ekperigin comedy career began in New York City’s vibrant stand-up comedy scene. She has been in the comedian industry since 2010 till present.

Ashley Nicole Black

Nicole was born 15 June1985, Ashley Nicole Black is a talented black woman comedian who has become a prominent figure in both television and digital platforms. Black gained recognition as a writer and correspondent on the late-night comedy show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.” 

These 10 black women comedians represent the best of the best in the comedy industry. 

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Uchenna Agwu
Uchenna Agwu
Hi there! I’m Uchenna Agwu, and I love to write. When I’m not writing, you can usually find me reading books or watching documentaries (I’m a bit of a nerd). But I also like to get out and explore – whether that means going on hikes or checking out new restaurants.


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