Female Comics Over 40
Contrary to years of f**ked up popular opinion, women are in fact funny. Here’s a roundup of our favorite female comics over 40:
Jen Kirkman, 44
If you can handle some brutal truths slipped into your comedy (or happen to be going through a divorce), check out Jen Kirkman.
Our Favorite Special: Just Keep Living
Tig Notaro, 47
Anyone who listens to NPR, storytelling podcasts, and the Indigo Girls will definitely love Tig Notaro. (Her comedy is also clean so it’s a safe bet if you’re watching with kids!)
Our Favorite Special: Boyish Girl Interrupted
Margaret Cho, 50
Hankering for a blue-collar Joan Rivers? Margaret Cho might be your answer.
Our Favorite Special: PSYCHO
Sarah Silverman, 48
Sarah Silverman is great if you want to listen to someone who’s really smart tell dirty jokes.
Our Favorite Special: A Speck of Dust
Wanda Sykes, 54
Wanda Sykes has recently hopped back into the stand-up scene and is absolutely hilarious.
Our Favorite Special: Sick and Tired
Ellen Degeneres, 61
If you’re easily wooed by clever wordplay and confident joke structure, Ellen just released her first stand up special in many years!
Our Favorite Special: Here and Now
Maria Bamford, 48
We recommend Maria Bamford if you’ve mastered the skill of feeling both uncomfortable and amused at the same time. She’s a very talented actor and comedian who works hard to normalize mental health issues.
Our Favorite Special: Old Baby
Hannah Gadsby, 41