Make 'Em Laugh: The Funniest Black Females in Comedy

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  • 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
  • Mo'Nique

Sherri Shepherd

Before she became America's talk show sweetheart as one of the co-hosts of The View, Shepherd was a standup comedian in Chicago. Shepherd got her first big break co-starring on the series Cleghorne!, headlined by former SNL castmember Ellen Cleghorne. In the years leading up to The View, Shepherd stacked her resume with roles on nearly two dozen TV shows and nearly as many movies. 

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