40 Hot Queer Women in Comedy


Judy Fabjance is a founding member of GayCo Productions, a not-for-profit theatre ensemble that specializes in creating sketch-comedy revues based on gay/lesbian themes. Her one-woman show, Are You There Judy? It’s Me, Cancer, is poignant and hilarious.


Danz Altvater is a queer Canadian comic and improviser. In 2013 she was nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award for emerging comedic performers. She is the host of the Lesbian Road Trip Comedy Hour in Toronto. (@danzerinthedark)


Caroline Bassett performed on Bridgetown Comedy’ Fests first ever queer showcase called “The Show That Dare Not Speak Its Name” and just finished competing in the Funniest Person in Austin Contest finals this past spring. Bitch magazine included her in their Six Hilarious Female Comedians You Don’t Know Yet—But Should list and we couldn’t agree more. (@carobassett)


Natasha Muse is an award-winning comedian and the winner of the 2010 Battle of the Bay Comedy Competition. She is a favorite in the Bay Area and performed for the first time outside of California at this year’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. In June, she performed alongside Marga Gomez at “Marga and the Babes,” a comedy showcase that is presented as a part of the Queer Arts Festival. (@natashamuse)


With innate charisma, Mae Martin started performing comedy aged 13. By 15 she had received her first Canadian Comedy Award nomination, and at 16 made her Canadian television debut on The Comedy Network’s Cream of Comedy before moving to the UK. Most recently, Mae released a comedy album, Mae Martin Live, and workshopped her new show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (@themaemartin)