Thanks in part to a more open society, lesbian comics are more prevalent today than at any other time in history. No longer do lesbian comics have to hide their sexuality in order to find success. This has allowed for complete freedom and honesty in their acts, which has only inspired more hilarious shows.

Suzanne Westenhoefer – Westenhoefer has had an innovative career, being the first openly gay comedian to ever appear on television. She continues to headline theaters and clubs all over the country and has made several memorable television appearances. Most notably on Letterman, HBO, and Bravo networks. A very talented comic, she is sure to make anyone laugh.  

Dana Goldberg – Number two on the list, Dana Goldberg is a hilarious lesbian comic who was raised by her Jewish mother, often an inspiration for her act. Like the other comedians on the list, she is continually headlining shows across the country. You would be doing yourself a favor by seeing her next time she is in town.

Ellen DeGeneres – Probably the most recognizable name on the list, Ellen DeGeneres is a world famous comedian. In 1997 she made history by revealing herself and her character to be a lesbian on the ABC sitcom “Ellen”. Since then she has become the host of her own Emmy Award winning talk show. She has also had great success hosting award shows including the 2007 Oscars, the 1996 and 1997 Grammy Awards, and the 2001 and 2005 Emmy Awards.

Regina Stoops – Another very talented lesbian comic, Regina Stoops has a unique but funny style. Concentrating on what many might consider the mundane details of life, she always manages to find the humor in the most ordinary of things.

Bridget McManus – Bridget McManus is a talented standup comic who continues to travel all over the United States. She is known for her aggressive and unrestrained style. She is also the star of her won show: “Bridget McManus Presents: That Time of the Month,” which airs on the LOGO television network.