Stand-up comedy is nothing new, having its roots in medieval minstrel tradition, but historically it’s always been something of a boys’ club. Even though the mid-20th Century saw a rise in female comedians, there remained a stigma that pretty girls couldn’t be funny, and funny girls were never pretty. Luckily, those stereotypes have been demolished by a new generation of women who are hot and hilarious. Some of the comedians on this list played a part in leveling the field, and other have just started playing on it, but they’ve all got two things in common: humor and hotness.
One of the most well-known ladies on this list, Whitney Cummings has long been lauded for both her movie-star beauty and her comedy chops. Her short-lived sitcom proved she’s a capable actress, but stand-up is undoubtedly where she belongs. Discussing topics primarily related to women and dating, she’s a voice for the modern woman.
Despite being barely over five feet tall, Natasha Leggero has a decidedly bigger presence (the stilettos she always wears also help). Known for her glamorous onstage persona, she’s usually decked out in chic fashions and statement jewelry, but is just as stunning in a bikini.