Tamale is one of the most multi-faceted ladies on the list. While comedy is her first love, Tamale also performs burlesque and drag, belly dances and spins fire. She produces a regular comedy showcase, Brass Chuckles, and rides with the Dykes on Bikes. I’m pretty sure I just defined the term hot.
Coming from small-town Wisconsin, Stephanie is one of the loudest and most fearless up-and-comers in the Chicago comedy scene. She co-produces the bi-montly showcase Shine Box Comedy and her personal brand of self-aware comedy has earned her well-deserved praise from The Onion A/V Club and Time Out Chicago.
Hailing from the East Coast, Sonia is by far one of the most hilarious women making a name for herself in comedy. Charming and sincere, she co-produces a monthly showcase, Congrats On Your Success, in Chicago’s Logan Square.
Splitting her time between her home in Chicago and the Bay Area, Irene recently performed at Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and at some of the most esteemed shows including The Kates, #LadyBros and Performance Anxiety.
Having been featured on LOGO’s One Night Stand-Up and NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Sapna’s brand of comedy is unique, and her stories of immigrant parents are smart.
One of the bravest emerging comics, Brianna Baker’s show BEDE hilariously plays off of her childhood gender-neutral, bi-racial tomboyishness.
Robby was one of the performers at The Women Comedy Festival in Boston and is currently one of the semi-finalists on SiriusXM’s Canada’s Next Top Comic.
Haling from New York but making a name for herself in San Francisco, Marga produces and often time hosts the Comedy Bodega, a free comedy showcase every Thursday night in the Mission.
While she lives in New York, Emily can be seen nearly everywhere. She’s recently been on Conan and John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and she has been named “one to watch” by nearly everyone who knows what they’re talking about. See for yourself: Her podcast Baby Geniuses is smart, witty and very much worth a list or eight.
Lez Stand Up
The ladies of Lez Stand Up are creating history. Created by Kirsten Kuppenbender, the roster has rapidly grown with new and exciting (see also: HOT) talent. The ladies (Mel Haywood, Jes Rega, Brittaney Taylor, Diane Gasperin and Bob) are creating something unique, and it’s only a matter of time before their’s is a household name.