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10 Female Comedians in the UK Everyone Should Know About

While comedy has predominantly been a man’s domain, a lot of female comedians have made it big in the recent times. Comedy is not easy, and comes with practice. However, most of the comedians are naturally talented, while there are others who hone their skills

Here’s a list of 10 such humorous women who can make you laugh! They are in no particular order.

#1-Miranda Hart

Hart is an accomplished actor and has been around for more than a decade. Being a tall actress, she has the unique ability of drawing attention. Hart made her debut in the year 1994 and since then has been able to make a place for herself in the TV space. She was last seen in the show Miranda hosted by BBC2.

#2-Sarah Millican

Millican started comedy when she was 29. Her club circuit stints helped her to gain valuable experience before making her entry in the TV space with Edinburgh Fringe (2008). Sarah received the best newcomer award for her role. What makes Sarah effective is her comfortable delivery and amazing sense of timing.

#3-Victoria Wood

Wood is a legend in her own right. This Lancashire actor has been featured in sketches, jokes, comedy and songs. Mainly famous for her contribution in TV shows, Victoria has won many award including BAFTA, and British Comedy Award among others.

#4-Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman has been around for quite some time and has been featured in many hit shows. Her show, It’s More Important That You Think I’m Thin was a major hit and gave her limelight. She received an Emmy Award in 2008 for her famous track I’m fucking Matt Damon. The Bedwetter, Sarah’s autobiography is available in the market now.

#5-Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers is one of the brave hearts who could talk about things on stage, which was considered inappropriate for woman. Before her debut in the Johnny Carson Show in 1965, she spent close to a decade in the club circuit, which was mostly dominated by males. Joan Rivers describes herself as someone who is very persistent and she is persistent alright, for without that, an acting career of more than 40 years would not have been possible.

#6-Shappi Khorsandi

Born in Iran, Khorsandi moved to England with her family when her father started getting death threats for her writing. Shappi’s early performances portrayed scenarios of culture clash. Khorsandi’s performance also focused on basic observation of life and reality. She has extended support to many campaigns involving free expression. ‘Question Time’ invited her twice to their show.

#7-Lucy Porter

Porter has been a stand-up comedian for a long time in the Edinburgh Show. Her engagement with audience has been much appreciated and loved. What makes her stand out from the crowd are her swift delivery and a great sense of humour. She is regularly seen in shows such as Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week.

#8-Josie Long

Long’s approach to comedy has been very different from the others. She brings fresh air to the comedy space with her childish wonderment, proud and nerdy pose. She is a graduate of the Oxford University and has won the Best Newcomer Award in 2006. Josie started as a stand-up comedian at the age of 14, and by 17 she was awarded the BBC Award of comedy. Long is popular in countries such as Australia and regularly attends the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

#9-Laura Solon

Solon became instantly popular when she was awarded the Perrier Comedy award in 2005. She was only the second woman to achieve such a feat. She was attached with Oxford Revue as an undergrad and soon shifted to character comedy. Soon after winning the Best Comedy award, Solon was signed by BBC to write comedy project for them. She has scripted and performed her own show, Laura Sono-Talking and Not Talking.

#10-Gina Yashere

Yasere was a lift engineer by profession and turned to acting for the love of comedy. Her first successful tour was in the year 2000 and she hasn’t looked back ever since. She won the Best Comedian award by Black Comedy Award. In 2007, she ended up as the top 10 finalist in the show, Last Comic Standing.

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