40 Hot Queer Women in Comedy

Dannielle-Owens Reid co-founded EveryoneIsGay.com, co-created The Parents Project and co- wrote This is a Book For Parents of Gay Kids with the equally hilarious Kristin Russo. In her copious amounts of free time she co-wrote and starred in tello films Plus One along side Mo Welch and, on occasion, performs stand up around the LA area. (@danielleor, @everyoneisgay)


Sure, Rebecca Drysdale has toured with the Second City Touring Company, been featured in TIME magazine as a comedy innovator, in Variety as one of 10 comics to watch, and on LOGO’s The Big Gay Sketch Show. But what’s most impressive was her stint as Mazall on the second season of Orange is the New Black, right? She wins. (@beckdrys)


Janine Brito won the SF Women’s Comedy Competition in 2009 and was named the 2011 “Best Comedian with a Message” by the East Bay Express. Until recently, she was a writer and on-air correspondent for the television program Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, to which the AV Club wrote in one review, “Also: more Janine Brito, please.” Agreed, MORE! (@janinebrito)

Having appeared on both BET’s Comic View and It’s Showtime at the Apollo, Nikki Carr was well known for her comedic national anthem “Fat Girls.”  That was until she recently made it to the finals of Last Comic Standing, making her the first openly gay woman to make it to the top three. (@nikkicarrtqs)

Sabrina Jalees joined the cast of VH1s iconic Best Week Ever, was a contestant on the revamped Last Comic Standing, and performed at this year’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. If that’s not enough, her podcast, “My Sexy Podcast”, continues to impress and, along with Liza Treyger, she launched a new web-series taped at JFL called “How Many Questions.” Spoiler alert, it’s hilarious. (@sabrinajalees)


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