Stand-up comedy has been a great form of entertainment and has been a part of many nightclubs, school functions, coffee houses, and television. However, the concept of pre-recorded stand-up specials has been going the rounds recently. It started on Netflix, and the other platforms soon caught up with the trend.
There have been women who started their comedy gigs from coffee houses and made it big on Netflix. Others started as actresses and then became big comedy stars. Now, you can catch up with many such shows on various streaming platforms, and women are taking the world by storm with their fun comedic shows and has the audience laughing till they have their sides aching.
Iliza Shlesinger is one of the most irreverent and hilarious stand-up comedians ever. She grew up in Dallas, TX, and won the title of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2008. Since then, she has been a regular on Netflix comedy specials. Some of the shows you can find him in are Freezing Hot, unveiled, Confirmed Kills, and Elder Millennial.
The other shows available for streaming are Iliza Schlesinger Sketch Show. Her irreverent humor works well as she talks about pop culture and social commentary involving crazy skits. Her Netflix original film, Spenser Confidential, displayed her comedic skills only too well.
Wong has been shining in varied stints such as stand-up, acting, and writing with her impeccable skills. Ali Wong’s stand-up acts on Netflix specials such as Hard Knock Wife and Baby Cobra have earned praise from all quarters. She has also written on Fresh Off The Boat and acted in the television series American Housewife.
Wong has also been part of the 2019 film Always Be My Maybe and has also lent her voice in the animated series Tuca and Bertie and Big Mouth. You can catch up on all those on Netflix.
Amy arrested everyone’s attention with her film debut in Trainwreck in 2015. However, she explored the comedy genre long before hitting the big screen. She was part of the NBC reality series Last Comic Standing in 2007 and was the brain behind the show Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer.
Catch her on Netflix, on Leather Special, and her comedic viewpoint on changes, marriage, and pregnancy; hilarious yet thought-provoking.
You can catch Jenny Slate Parks and Recreation and House of Lies. She has also been part of Zootopia and The Secret Life Of Pets. She also explored the serious film genre with the movie Gifted. Slate’s Stage Fright was her stand-up show with her Netflix special.
Slate’s comedy is a combination of biography and stand-up act. Her style of editing is so unique and personal, yet very funny. Her penchant for including live performances and snippets of including video footage of conversations with her family is interesting.
Taylor Tomlinson was truly an example of going from a nobody to somebody. She started working from church basements at the age of 16. She has been part of several shows such as The Tonight Show, Conan, and Comedy Central.
Tomlinson’s Christian upbringing has been part of her several comedy gigs. In her funny yet candid hour-long Netflix special, Quarter Life Crisis, she explains the predicaments of her mid-30’s are hilarious.
Wanda Sykes rose to fame with her comedic writing skills with The Chris Rock Show. If anyone ever had any doubts about her exceptional talent, she also became part of the list, 25 funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly. She has been part of several projects, such as ABC’s Black-ish. She has also lent her voice to several acting projects.
Her stand-up comedy act on Netflix, Not Normal, is sort of a gem you ought to discover. Her choice of topics is different and surprisingly fresh, such as older age, politics, and relationships in a funny yet relatable way.
The Australian comedic performer Hannah Gadsby is changing the comedy game, one act at a time. Her comedic special, Nanette, on Netflix made people laugh till they had tears running down their cheeks.
Her real-life struggles have acted as fodder for her myriad skits. In her comedic content, Douglas pokes fun at American culture and in a fun way. Catch up on the show to have some good old fun!
Do you have any other tremendously talented women stand-up comedians on this list? We are sure there are many, and we would love to add them to our list the next time around.