Screencap of Ali Wong in Baby Cobra, March 8, 2018 – YouTube/Netflix  Screencap of Ali Wong in Baby Cobra, March 8, 2018 – YouTube/Netflix

The funny ladies you need to know on Netflix

Thu, Mar. 8, 2018
CAIRO – 8 March 2018: It's been an all-too common belief that women just don't fare as well as men do in the world of comedy. There have been lots of reasons put out as to why, ranging from the idea that men are just born funnier, or that they need to learn how to control the mood to impress both women and men.

Yet it's becoming more and more apparent that female comedians are indeed every bit as formidable as men can be, inspiring just as many laughs and proving that gender doesn't dictate how funny you can get. Ellen DeGeneres, famous for her popular talk-show “Ellen” and voicing forgetful fish Dory in Pixar's “Finding Nemo”, has become one of the world's most recognizable funny ladies alongside actress and comedian Tina Fey, helping to pave the way for plenty of other woman to prove they have all that it takes to make the crowds laugh.

Here's a look at a few of Netflix's best female comedy talent:

Ali Wong

How many male comedians can perform stand-up while pregnant? That's precisely what Ali Wong does in her Netflix comedy special “Baby Cobra”, adding an extra layer of absurdity and humor to Wong's sharp, witty observations.

Sarah Silverman

Actress and comedian Sarah Silverman isn't afraid to make fun of even the most forbidden topics, like racism or sexism, using humor to fight back against social injustice and shine a light on the darkest of taboos. Her show, “The Sarah Silverman Program” ran from 2007 to 2010, and now she's got a comedy special, 2017's“Speck of Dust” on Netflix.

Garfunkel and Oates

This comedy folk-duo is composed of RikiLindhome and Kate Micucci, actresses and songwriter who together form a formidable pair, writing satirical songs that cut at all the quirkiness of modern 20-something life.

Margaret Cho

“30 Rock”and “All-American Girl”star and three-time Emmy and Grammy award nominated comedianMargaret Cho is known as the queen of raunchy, unforgiving, unflinching and above all honest humor; nothing is off-limits here, and in her 2015 Netflix special “PsyCHO” she takes to mocking topics such as terrorism, racism and even herself.

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