As the saying goes, sometimes you’ve got to laugh to keep from crying. However, in the case of these comedic queens, laughter often leads to crying… tears of “jokes,” of course.
Meet the ladies of laughs. From the OG Moms Mabley who achieved nationwide fame via her run as a standup comedian in the Chitlin Circuit, to the raunchy, no-filter killers of early 2000’s comedy, Mo’Noique, Luenell, Sommore and more. And to the slightly newer school, Tiffany Haddish and Leslie Jones, peep some of our favorites quotes and jokes from our ultimate funny hunnies.
Debra Wilson, formerly of MADtv, addresses the importance of Black female comedians in entertainment.
Watch the full documentary for “All Jokes Aside: Black Women in Comedy” here.