Top 10 Best and Funniest Black American Female Comedians

If laughter is the best medicine, these famous women are some of the best doctors around. These are the funniest Black female American comedians of all time, as voted on by comedy fans like you. The best Black female comedians come in many forms. Some hilarious Black woman comedians specialize in political humor while other funny African American female comedians are known for jokes about relationships. Many of these top Black female comedians have also landed award-winning acting roles.

The Top Funniest Black American Female Comedians

  • Wanda Sykes
  • Mo'Nique
  • Sommore
  • Leslie Jones
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Luenell
  • Sasheer Zamata
  • Jessica Williams
  • Loni Love

1. Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

Born: 7 March 1964

Wanda Yvette Sykes is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America.

2. Mo'Nique


Born: 11 December 1967

In 2009, she garnered critical acclaim for her performance in the film Precious and won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the fourth African American woman to win the award after Hattie McDaniel, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jennifer Hudson, respectively. She hosted The Mo'Nique Show, a late-night talk show that premiered in 2009 on BET; it was cancelled in 2011. In 2015, she drew rave reviews for her performance as Ma Rainey in the HBO biopic Bessie and earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

3. Sommore


Born: 15 May 1966

Sommore is an American comedian and actress. Known as the "Diva of Contemporary Comedy," her comedic style features a biting sarcasm and frank discussions about money, sex, and equality between the sexes. She first gained fame as the first female host of Comic View, a comedy show hosted Black Entertainment Television (BET) as well as one of the female comedians to join The Queens of Comedy tour. She appeared in the popular Black films Friday After Next, Soul Plane, Dirty Laundry and she has received the Richard Pryor Award for Comic of the Year.

4. Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones

Born: 7 September 1967

Annette "Leslie" Jones is an American comedian and actress who was a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live from 2014 to 2019. Jones has been a featured performer at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and the Aspen Comedy Festival.

5. Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

Born: 13 November 1955

Caryn Elaine Johnson, known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. A recipient of numerous accolades, Goldberg is one of sixteen entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award.

6. Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish

Born: 3 December 1979

Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish is an American actress, comedian, and author. After guest-starring on several television series, Haddish gained prominence with her role as Nekeisha Williams on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show.

7. Luenell


Born: 12 March 1959

In 2012, she acted in three #1 feature films: Think Like A Man; the 3D animated hit Hotel Transylvania, with Adam Sandler; and Taken 2, with Liam Neeson. She also co-starred in the comedy That's My Boy with Adam Sandler and Leighton Meester. TV appearances include episodes of The Middle and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, as well as stand-up appearances on Snoop Dog's Bad Girls of Comedy on Showtime and Stand-up In Stilettos on the TV Guide Network.

8. Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata

Born: 6 May 1986

Sasheer Zamata Moore, known professionally as Sasheer Zamata, is an American actress and comedian known for her work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2014 to 2017. She also has served as a celebrity ambassador for the American Civil Liberties Union.

9. Jessica Williams

Born: 31 July 1989

Jessica Renee Williams is an American actress and comedian best known for her work as a senior correspondent on The Daily Show and as co-host of the podcast 2 Dope Queens.

10. Loni Love

Born: 14 July 1971

Loni Love is an American comedian, television host, actress, author, and former electrical engineer. While working as an electrical engineer in the early 2000s, she switched to music engineering, until later launching a career in stand-up comedy.

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