Category Archives: Female Comedians

Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo is an American film actress, stand-up comedian, liberal political activist, and writer. Garofalo began her career as a stand-up comedian and became a cast member on the Ben Stiller Show, The Larry Sanders Show, and Saturday Night Live, then appeared in more than 50 movies, with leading or major roles in The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, The Matchmaker, Reality Bites, Steal This Movie!, Clay Pigeons, Sweethearts, Mystery Men, and The Independent, among numerous others. She stars with Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd in a 2015 Netflix eight-episode prequel to Wet Hot American Summer featuring most of the cast playing their original roles from the 2001 movie.

Garofalo is an outspoken progressive activist. From March 2004 to July 2006, she hosted Air America Radio’s The Majority Report with Sam Seder.

Jessi Klein

Jessi Klein is an American comedy writer and stand-up comic based out of New York City.[2] Klein has regularly appeared on shows such as The Showbiz Show with David Spade and VH1’s Best Week Ever, and has performed stand-up on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. She provided commentary for CNN in the debates of the 2004 presidential election. A self-proclaimed “geek”, Klein has appeared on the television specials for My Coolest Years: Geeks on VH1 and Rise of the Geeks on E!. Klein also provided the voice of Lucy in the animated pilot for Adult Swim’s Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil.

Emily Heller

Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who likes you very much. You may have seen her once or twice on Conan, on the third season of John Oliver’ New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, or as one of the New Faces at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. She has been named a Comic to Watch by both Variety and Comedy Central. She is the creator and star of the Above Average series The Future. She served as a writer on the FOX comedy Surviving Jack and is currently a series regular on the TBS comedy Ground Floor. She is the cohost of Fresh Out! LA at UCB Sunset every Thursday with Adam Conover. As far as nicknames, she prefers “Hell Bone.”