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 Life is too short not to laugh every day sisters. Below is a list of our favourite female comedians, and reasons why they are so inspiring to us. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and watch some of the most hilarious videos on the internet right now. 

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish is a deeply hilarious comic despite a living through a tragically rough past. When she was eight, her mother died from chronic brain damage meaning she was the primary caregiver over her four younger siblings. She worked many jobs throughout her foster care, however after suffering from abuse in the home and dealing with toxic relationships, she became homeless. After working tirelessly for years, she slowly began rising up the ranks. Now, she is the first African-American woman to host SNL, a published author, an actress in top-grossing movie Girls Trip, and has an estimated net worth of $6 million. Haddish also has her own Netflix series, ‘Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready,’ which aims to empower and celebrate diverse comedians who have not yet had opportunities to show their true potential. Watch the video below on how Tiffany Haddish has frauded the government’s records. 


Urzila Carlson

Urzila Carlson is a much-loved South African/New Zealander, who frequents on Australian award- winning shows like Have you Been Paying Attention?, Spicks and Specks, The Project, and more. In 2019, Urzila was the highest-selling comedian in the 33-year long history of the Melbourne international comedy festival, a huge accomplishment especially since it is one of the most popular comedy festivals in the world. Urzila compares and contrasts all of her stories about living in vastly different cultures in a way that leaves the audience gasping for breath. She also touches on issues of infertility and the challenges of being a part of the gay community within modern society. Carlson is a one-of-a-kind comedian, sending an important message- you are most loveable when you are 100% yourself.

Watch below on Urzila’s personal theory of how The Biggest Loser was made. 


 Kitty Flanagan

Kitty Flannigan is an Australian comedian, writer, and actress. After working jobs in advertising and copywriting, she found her love for comedy when bartending on an open-mic night. Since then, she has toured around Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdown, and has appeared on The Project, Utopia, and Have You Been Paying Attention?. Flanningan is also the ambassador for Delta Society, a program that takes trained therapy dogs to help assist at hospitals, classrooms, and care facilities. She has also raised huge amounts of fundraising for Action on Addiction, the Rehabilitation of Prisoners trust, and the interactive seminar ‘Women of Letters,’ which celebrates women in writing. Kitty hilariously discusses the difficulties of dating, universal pet peeves, and makes light of accurate Aussie culture.  

Watch a throwback video on Kitty’s comments on French culture. 


Ali Wong

Ali Wong famously represents women all over the world who go to work on a regular basis while being heavily pregnant. Ali Wong grew up in the Bay Area but was raised with Chinese and Vietnamese influence.  She cleverly points out the double standards evident in parenting and the comedy industry, and candidly talks about the un-glamourous side of pregnancy. Wong highlights injustices women face every day in a way that is funny and relatable, but also challenges audiences to consider the unprecedented power of a woman.

Wong’s short stand-up below is a great example of one of the double standards she experiences daily when parenting. 


Sindhu Vee

Originally from Sindhustan India, Vee relocated to London and ditched her previous career as an investment banker, raised three kids, and then impulsively fell in love with stand-up comedy. Vee has studied the universities of Oxford, Dehli, Mcgill, and Chicago, and shares stories of the triumphs and pitfalls of raising children, the everyday strength of women, and the hilarious differences evident when studying different cultures. 


Celeste Barber

Celeste Barber, an Australian comedian, revolutionises body image stereotypes in her series, #challengeaccepted. Celeste mainly showcases her comedy on her Instagram and Facebook, comparing photos of famous celebrities in crazy outfits or poses to ones she has taken of herself in a more relatable, everyday fashion. Most famously, when the Australian Bushfires became a serious national disaster, Celeste raised 45 million dollars to help the victims of these destructive fires, becoming Facebook’s largest ever fundraiser. Celeste is an inspiration to women everywhere by showcasing to her audience that real people do exist despite the constant re-touched, fake photos you see on social media. 

Below is Celeste’s take on Victoria Beckham.

Written by: Abbey Van Karen