Make 'Em Laugh: The Funniest Black Females in Comedy

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  • Mo'Nique
  • Aisha Tyler
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Sherri Shepherd
  • Sheryl Underwood
  • Sommore
  • Kim Wayans
  • Loni Love
  • Adele Givens
  • Laura Hayes
  • Erica Watson
  • Desiree Burch
  • Michelle Buteau
  • Marina Franklin
  • Issa Rae
  • Jessica Williams
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Jackie "Moms" Mabley

Wanda Sykes

Called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranked among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America, Sykes's creds can match up — and exceed — any of her male counterparts. The funny lady, who got her start as an Emmy-winning writer for The Chris Rock Show, has had her own standup specials, published books and starred in TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and dozens of movies, including Monster-in-Law and Evan Almighty

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