Make 'Em Laugh: The Funniest Black Females in Comedy

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  • Marina Franklin
  • Issa Rae
  • Jessica Williams
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Jackie "Moms" Mabley
  • 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

Whoopi Goldberg

Arguably one of the biggest female comedians to ever pick up a mic, Goldberg is still going strong after thirty years in the business. The comedian, Oscar-winning actress and host of The View has had an incredible run and broke a lot of ground along the way for the other ladies on this list. Decades ago, she auditioned for SNL but didn't land the gig — she has since said it was the best thing that happened to her.  

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