Make 'Em Laugh: The Funniest Black Females in Comedy

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  • Desiree Burch
  • Michelle Buteau
  • 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

Marina Franklin

Originally from Chicago, Franklin made her acting debut at the Illinois Rep Theatre and then quickly realized her love for acting. She went on to pursue a MFA in acting at Syracuse University before moving to New York and taking the city by storm. She has appeared on Chapelle's Show, Last Comic Standing and many other series.

(Photo: Barry Brecheisen)

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