Some famous female comedians include Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler. All three women have achieved significant success in the fields of comedy, writing and acting.Continue Reading
Tina Fey became the first female head writer for ﾓSaturday Night Liveﾔ in 1999, and the subsequent decade saw her reach even greater heights. Stepping in front of the camera, Fey became an ﾓSNLﾔ cast member in 2000, co-anchoring the popular Weekend Update segment. She later created and starred in ﾓ30 Rock,ﾔ a TV series based on her experiences behind the scenes at ﾓSNL.ﾔ
Writer and comedian Sarah Silverman caught her big break in 1993, when she became a writer and performer on ﾓSaturday Night Live.ﾔ Though she only lasted one season, the stint launched Silvermanﾒs career, and she appeared on many other popular shows, including ﾓMr. Showﾔ and ﾓGreg the Bunny.ﾔ Silverman released her concert film ﾓJesus Is Magicﾔ to strong reviews in 2005, moving on to her own Comedy Central TV series, ﾓThe Sarah Silverman Program,ﾔ in 2007.
A founder of the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Amy Poehler also received her big break on ﾓSaturday Night Live,ﾔ joining the showﾒs cast in 2001. Co-hosting the Weekend Update segment with Tina Fey, Poehler left ﾓSNLﾔ in 2008, taking a starring role on the NBC sitcom ﾓParks and Recreation,ﾔ which ended in 2015.Learn more about Art & Literature