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5 Underrated Female Comedians That Deserve Your Attention

With everything that’s going on in the world right now (and there’s a LOT), sometimes you really need to kick back and have a good laugh. Here are five underrated female comedians that will one hundred percent have you crying tears of laughter for days.

Whitney Cummings

I am OBSESSED with this woman. She has got to be one of the funniest people on this planet. She has a comedy album, four stand-up specials and her podcast, “Good For You.” Let me tell you, this podcast has changed my life. Cummings is able to address very real and important aspects of life and issues pertaining to women and the world around us while being absolutely hilarious. Go check out her website and follow her on Instagram @whitneycummings to see what she’s up to!

Esther Povitsky

Again, another hilarious comedian. She has a new stand-up special, “Hot For My Name,” on Comedy Central. She also has a podcast called “Esther Club with Esther Povitsky.” Her podcast is an incredible mix of her random thoughts and actual profound ideals, all while being so funny! Go follow her on Instagram @esthermonster to see more!

Amber Ruffin

Ruffin has been a writer for “Late Night with Seth Meyers” since 2014. She was actually the first woman of color to write for a late-night talk show in the United States. Her work is incredibly witty and will make your day! Go follow her on Instagram @amberruffin to see more!

Jenny Slate

Known more for her acting roles in various movies and television shows, Slate is a phenomenal comedian. She has a hilarious comedy special on Netflix, “Stage Fright,” where she talks about her experience of making her way in her career and struggles with mental health. It’s incredibly heartwarming and inspiring. Go check out her website and follow her on Instagram @jennyslate to see what she’s up to!

Nicole Byer

There have been many times when this woman has brought me to tears because I’m laughing so hard. She is currently the host of the Netflix reality bake-off show, “Nailed It!” and received an Emmy Award nomination for the show. She is hands down one of my favorite comedians of all time! Go check out her website and follow her on Instagram @nicolebyer to see what she’s up to!

So, there you have it. These are five underrated female comedians that you need to go check out right now. With everything currently going on in the world, it’s important now, more than ever, to find things and people that will make you laugh and brighten your day!

Hello! I'm a Sophomore at Hofstra University, double majoring in Journalism and Dance. I love coffee and peanut butter with a passion. I have lots of opinions and love writing about pretty much anything, so I hope you enjoy what I've got to say!
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