Laughing is good for the mind, body, and soul. These top name African-American female comedians know just how to get and keep you laughing. However, not only are they comedians but they are also making a name for themselves in other business ventures.
1. Sheryl Underwood
Underwood’s comedy career began in 1989 when she became the first female finalist in the popular Miller Lite Comedy Search. She has won numerous comedy competitions. In 1995, she was named 1st runner-up in the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition. Not only is Underwood a comedian she also is a political satirist and works as a co-host of the CBS talk show “The Talk.”
2. Lady Roz G
Big Roz or Lady Roz G., is one of the funniest comedians in the nation. She can make you laugh when nothing seems funny at all. It has been told that other comedians prefer not to follow her hard to beat act.
3. Aisha Tyler
Tyler’s stint as the first female and African-American host of E!’s Emmy-winning “Talk Soup” landed her firmly in the spotlight. She has a busy career appearing in shows such as “Ghost Whisperer,” “CSI,” and co-host on “The Talk.” She continues to make numerous other television appearances.
4. Loni Love
Love starred in her half-hour special for Comedy Central and has also been seen on the channel’s” Premium Blend,” “Weekends at the DL” and “Chocolate News.” Besides comedy, she appears as a host on daytime talk show “The Real.”
Mo’Nique began performing stand-up in the late ’90s in Baltimore comedy clubs on a dare from her brother. She toured with The Queens of Comedy alongside fellow comedians Laura Hayes, Adele Givens and Sommore. Mo’Nique was the first female comedian to host the stand-up showcase Showtime at the Apollo, which she hosted for two seasons.
Sommore was part of the Queens of Comedy along with Mo’Nique, Laura Hayes, and Adele Givens. She has appeared on several shows including Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, Comicview, and BET’s Live from L.A.