Who Is The Top Female Comedian? 4 Ladies You Need To Follow
by Megan Pavek
This article was written by The Zillennial Zine’s spring editorial intern Megan Pavek. Find her on Instagram at @megan.pavek. If you would like to share an article with The Zillennial, send us an email at email@example.com.
Adulthood is a turbulent, often painful experience. It helps when every now and then you can stumble upon someone relatable. Someone who can find the comedic value in failure and unfortunate mishaps. Sharing our self-deprecating moments with one another is what makes us feel connected and human. It doesn’t hurt to throw in some laughter and a serotonin boost, especially during the long winter months ahead of us. These top female comedians are worth stumbling upon and keeping in your back pocket for the next rainy day!
Otherwise known as the hottest dana in the world, Donnelly captivates Twitter with the perfect blend of wit and self-deprecation, mixed with a sprinkle (or sometimes handfuls) of unhinged. When she’s not busy crafting memorable tweets, the LA-based comedian is active on an equally popular TikTok account. Dana is not shy about her love of crop tops. In some clips of her recent standup, she explains that she has now a unique type of body dysmorphia after Goodwill employees have repeatedly cut her out of shirts intended for 18-month-old babies. Outside of comedy, Donnelly’s work spans acting for series on HBOMax, Freeform and Hulu. She has also written for shows on Freeform and is featured as a guest on various podcasts. If you want to learn more about Dana Donnelly, this article does a deep dive into her background, branding her comedy as “the essence of the twentysomething woman.”
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This LA-based writer and stand-up comic is originally from Florida, but don’t hold it against her. Acknowledging that the rest of the country loves to hate on residents of Florida, Davis responds by chirping other states for creating their own rejects who eventually move south, citing: “felons don’t fall from the sky.” She adds, “some of those people didn’t have a full set of teeth when they got to us and I feel like we’re taking a lot of blame that isn’t ours” on her newly released special, Figuring It Out. With that, Katrina Davis has officially stepped into the limelight with this debut that is now streaming on Amazon Prime, AppleTV and other platforms. Another clip from her stand-up was named one of the most-watched videos from Comedy Central in 2022. Her blatantly honest, down-to-earth humor is relatable and highly entertaining. Not only is she someone to watch, but also someone you’d want to grab a beer with.
Subhah Agarwal is known for many things including her brutally honest comedy, making a late-night debut on NBC, performing standup on Comedy Central, writing for The Jim Jefferies Show and acting in season three of Westworld to name a few. 2022 was a big year for this top female comedian who also released her first comedy album, Dog Show. When Agarwal isn’t busy creating a debut album, writing for industry giants like Hulu or Netflix, and recording her podcast Family Gems with Valeri Tosi, she’s touring across the country. A self-proclaimed oversharer, listening to Subhah’s stories is a true delight and she’ll have you laughing in no time.
Her name doesn’t just sound like a Polish cabbage farmer – it sounds like a very old Polish cabbage farmer. A staple in her standup and also the name of her popular debut Comedy Central series, Hot For My Name explores the origin story of female comedian Esther Povitsky. Known for her roles in the series Dollface and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Povistky is also very active in the podcast universe. On social media, Esther inspires fans to do the least, be lazy hot girls, and prioritize comfort above all else. Her clothing line Sleepover by Esther is a tribute to this lifestyle by providing loungewear essentials. Rated as a seven out of ten in the Midwest, a six on the East Coast, and a cocker spaniel in Southern California, this quirky female comedian is worth the follow.
Who do you think is the top female comedian? What other ladies should we add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!