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8 up-and-coming queens of comedy

8 up-and-coming queens of comedy

Itching for more Abbi and Ilana while Broad City is off the air? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. While there are tons of female comedians popping up (and finally getting the attention they deserve), we’ve selected a handful of newcomers you should keep an eye on. These ladies will keep you giggling and — fair warning — could send you down a YouTube rabbit hole because, yes, they’re that funny.

Who she is: Issa Rae
Why you should care: Rae started as a YouTube sensation with her series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” which got the attention of, well, nearly everyone in showbiz. She’s since worked with Pharrell, Shonda Rhimes, and, most recently, HBO.
Where you can find her: Check out her original series on YouTube, read her essays in her book, and watch her new HBO show, Insecure, which premieres on October 9 at 10:30pm EST.

Source: Issa Rae — Facebook

Who she is: Jessi Klein
Why you should care: The Inside Amy Schumer head writer and executive producer has a long history of success, but she made a big splash this year with her New York Times bestselling collection of essays, You’ll Grow Out of It. She’s already won an Emmy, but she’s only just getting started.
Where you can find her: Watch some of her stand up on Comedy Central and keep an eye on her future projects, too, as it’s rumored she has an autobiographical pilot in the works at Showtime.

Who she is: Calise Hawkins
Why you should care: This funny lady keeps it super real in her writing and stand up, which she’s performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Where you can find her: She co-stars in Oxygen’s Funny Girls, where you can check out some clips, but she also regularly does stand up. See her upcoming show schedule on her site.

Who she is: Lori Mae Hernandez
Why you should care: This teenager — yup, she’s only 13 — got attention on season 11 of America’s Got Talent. And, if we’re lucky, this is just the beginning.
Where you can find her: She’s perhaps most well-known for her sick burns about Donald Trump.

Source: Lori Mae Hernandez — Facebook

Who they are: Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher
Why you should care: This married couple doesn’t shy away from LGBT jokes with the pair hosting a Buzzfeed series called Ask a Lesbian and starring in an original series called Take My Wife.
Where you can find them: They each regularly perform stand up and have digital comedy available, but their series is available on NBC’s streaming network, Seeso.

Who she is: Katja Blichfeld
Why you should care: Blichfeld worked on 30 Rock as a casting director back in 2006, so not only does she have some Tina Fey street cred, but she also has her own series, High Maintenance, which grew from a Vimeo cult favorite to an HBO series over the course of a few short years.
Where you can find her: Alongside her husband Ben Sinclair in the new HBO-version of the show or in old episodes online.

Who she is: Jessie Kahnweiler
Why you should care: This brutally honest comedian wrote, starred in, and directed The Skinny, which premiered at Sundance. The film was produced by Refinery29 alongside a company co-founded by Transparent’s Jill Soloway.
Where you can find her: All her work is online, and her Twitter feed is pure gold.

Source: Jessie Kahnweiler — Facebook