The 50 Funniest Women of 2016

Breaking the glass ceiling one joke at a time.

Getty Images

Behind every great laugh, there's a greater, totally hilarious woman: This year, women are starring in the funniest movies, TV shows, and comedy specials we're most obsessed with—and writing and producing them, too. Here—in no particular order, because they're all equally, ridiculously brilliant—this year's reigning queens of comedy.

1 of 50
<strong>Badass alert: </strong>She wrote and stars in this summer's mind-blowingly hilarious film <em>Trainwreck</em>. 

<strong>Nailed it:</strong> Her whip-smart humor has made her Comedy Central show,<em> Inside Amy Schumer</em>, required viewing for anyone with eyes. See also: literally anything that comes out of her mouth. 

<strong>Real talk: </strong>"Woman who likes herself #OffendEveryoneIn4Words."(<a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/amyschumer">@amyschumer</a>)
Getty Images
Amy Schumer

Badass alert: She released her best-selling debut book The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo this year and will play Barbie in a live-action movie slated for 2018.

Nailed it: Her whip-smart humor has made her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, required viewing for anyone with eyes (currently on its fourth season) and she branched out on the big screen with the hit Trainwreck. See also: literally anything that comes out of her mouth.

Real talk: "Woman who likes herself #OffendEveryoneIn4Words."(@amyschumer)

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
2 of 50
<strong>Badass alert:</strong> She does bad really good—from the Elaine dance (<em>Seinfeld</em>) to the White House (<em>Veep</em>). 

<strong>Find her: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/officialjld">@OfficialJLD</a>.
Getty Images
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Badass alert: She does bad really good—from the Elaine dance (Seinfeld) to the White House (Veep). See also: her cameo in Inside Amy Schumer's "Last F*ckable Day" sketch.

Find her: @OfficialJLD.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
3 of 50
<strong>Real talk:</strong> "And I am female as fuck." (Bee's sign-off in the trailer for her TBS late-night show)

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/iamsambee">@iamsambee</a>.
Getty Images
Samantha Bee

Real talk: She's been described as the John Stewart we all needed this past election cycle and an essential voice of dissent in Trump's America. "And I am female as fuck." (Bee's sign-off in the trailer for her TBS late-night show.)

Find her: @iamsambee.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
4 of 50
<strong>Badass alert: </strong>A <em>Girls</em>' girl whom girls love. (Watch her now-iconic HBO show to learn why.) 

<strong>Find her: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/lenadunham">@lenadunham</a>.
Getty Images
Lena Dunham

Badass alert: A Girls' girl who girls love (Watch her now-iconic HBO show or follow her ever-insightful newsletter Lenny Letter to learn why.)

Find her: @lenadunham.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
5 of 50
<strong>Badass alert: </strong>The creators and stars of <em>Broad City</em> redefined the stoner-comedy genre. 

<strong>Find them:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/ilazer">@ilazer</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/abbijacobson">@abbijacobson</a>.
Getty Images
Abbi Jacobsen and Ilana Glazer

Badass alert: The hilarious creators and stars of Broad City redefined the stoner-comedy genre and helped to coin a vernacular for the millennial woman "Yasss queen."

Find them: @ilazer, @abbijacobson.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
6 of 50
<strong>Badass alert: </strong>Everything the <em>SNL</em> alum touches turns into goddamn comedy gold: UCB Theatre, <em>Broad City</em>, the Golden Globes. 

<strong>Nailed it:</strong> Right now, she's starring in <em>Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp</em> (Netflix) and executive-producing<em> Difficult People </em>(Hulu).
Getty Images
Amy Poehler

Badass alert: Everything the SNL alum touches turns into goddamn comedy gold: UCB Theatre, Broad City, Parks and Recreation, the Golden Globes.

Nailed it: She's slated to appear with fellow SNL alum Will Ferrell in next year's comedy The House.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
7 of 50
<strong>Badass alert: </strong>Super-funny supermodel. 

<strong>Real talk:</strong> "I get the most retweets from avocado tweets," she says. "Avocados dying really hits home."
Getty Images
Chrissy Teigen

Badass alert: Super-funny supermodel, new mother, and #BlenderWar instigator.

Real talk: "I get the most retweets from avocado tweets," she says. "Avocados dying really hits home."

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
8 of 50
<strong>Nailed it:</strong> In her epic meltdown on <em>Veep</em>. 

<strong>Real talk:</strong> "You know, if it's a boy, maybe I'll name him after you, call him Fuckweasel." (as Amy on <em>Veep</em>)
Getty Images
Anna Chlumsky

Nailed it: In her epic meltdown on Veep.

Real talk: "You know, if it's a boy, maybe I'll name him after you, call him Fuckweasel." (as Amy on Veep)

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
9 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl: </strong>Head writer and co-executive producer of <em>Inside Amy Schumer</em>. 

<strong>Badass alert: </strong>She's developing a pilot based on her life for Showtime.
Getty Images
Jessi Klein

Who's that girl: Head writer and co-executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer.

Badass alert: She published a hilarious and charming collection of real-life stories called You'll Grow Out of It this year.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
10 of 50
<strong>Nailed it:</strong> As someone we'd love to survive the apocalypse with. 

<strong>Binge-watch:</strong> <em>Last Man on Earth.</em>
Getty Images
Kristen Schaal

Nailed it: As someone we'd love to survive the apocalypse with and in basically every voice cameo she makes, from Bob's Burgers to BoJack Horseman.

Binge-watch: Last Man on Earth.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
11 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl:</strong> Her "cocumentary"— that's comedy documentary—<em>Women Aren't Funny </em>will make you laugh, cry, and get pissed off (mostly at dumb dudes). 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/bonniemcfarlane">@bonniemcfarlane</a>.
Getty Images
Bonnie McFarlane

Who's that girl: Her "cocumentary"—that's comedy documentary FYI—Women Aren't Funny will make you laugh, cry, and get pissed off (mostly at dumb dudes). Read her no-holds-barred 2016 memoir You're Better than Me for even more laughs.

Find her: @bonniemcfarlane.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
12 of 50
<strong>Badass alert:</strong> <em>Has Anyone Seen My Pants?</em>, the recent follow-up to her book <em>Life As I Blow It</em>. 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/sarahcolonna">@sarahcolonna</a>.
Getty Images
Sarah Colonna

Badass alert: Has Anyone Seen My Pants?, the recent follow-up to her book Life As I Blow It.

Find her: @sarahcolonna.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
13 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl:</strong> One-half of the Bellacourt sisters in the <em>Downton Abbey/</em><em>Keeping Up with the Kardashians</em> mash-up <em>Another Period</em>. 

<strong>Find her: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/natashaleggero">@natashaleggero</a>.
Getty Images
Natasha Leggero

Who's that girl: One-half of the Bellacourt sisters behind the Downton Abbey/Keeping Up with the Kardashians mash-up Another Period.

Find her: @natashaleggero.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
14 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl: </strong>The executive producer of HBO's <em>Girls</em>. 

<strong>Real talk:</strong> "Bitches be Googling 'early onset Alzheimer's symptoms.'" (<a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/jennikonner">@JenniKonner</a>)
Getty Images
Jenni Konner

Who's that girl: The executive producer of HBO's Girls and co-creator of the weekly feminist newsletter Lenny Letter which she runs with Lena Dunham.

Real talk: "Bitches be Googling 'early onset Alzheimer's symptoms.'" (@JenniKonner)

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
15 of 50
<strong>Badass alert:</strong> Co-created (with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust) the new Netflix Original series <em>Love</em>. 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/lesleyarfin">@lesleyarfin</a>.
Getty Images
Lesley Arfin

Badass alert: A Writer's Guild of America award winner who co-created (with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust) this year's Netflix Original series Love.

Find her: @lesleyarfin.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
16 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl: </strong>The deadpan comic on every comedy nerd's radar. 

<strong>Real talk: </strong>"I wish you could Shazam whether people are worth getting to know." (<a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/aparnapkin">@aparnapkin</a>)
Getty Images
Aparna Nancherla

Who's that girl: The deadpan comic on every comedy nerd's radar (she put out a stand-up album this year called Just Putting it Out There).

Real talk: "I wish you could Shazam whether people are worth getting to know." (@aparnapkin)

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
17 of 50
<strong>Binge-watch:</strong> Feel good while streaming <em>I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)</em> on Netflix. 

<strong>Find her: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/jenkirkman">@JenKirkman</a>.
Getty Images
Jen Kirkman

Binge-watch: Feel good while streaming I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) on Netflix.

Find her: @JenKirkman.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
18 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl:</strong> <em>Spy</em> sidekick with a major fan base across the pond. 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/mermhart">@mermhart</a>.
Getty Images
Miranda Hart

Who's that girl: Spy sidekick with a major fan base across the pond (she'll star in Disney's live-action Nutcracker this year).

Find her: @mermhart.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
19 of 50
<strong>Badass alert:</strong> She's got an HBO pilot inspired by Maureen Dowd's book <em>Are Men Necessary? </em>

<strong>Binge-watch:</strong> <em>I Love You</em> on CC:Stand-Up Direct.
Getty Images
Whitney Cummings

Badass alert: Her new HBO stand-up special I'm Your Girlfriend premiered earlier this year and she was green-lighted for an HBO pilot inspired by Maureen Dowd's book Are Men Necessary?

Binge-watch: Her show 2 Broke Girls on CBS.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
20 of 50
<strong>Binge-watch:</strong> <em>Freezing Hot</em> on Netflix. 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/iliza">@iliza</a>.
Getty Images
Iliza Shlesinger

Binge-watch: Her new comedy special Confirmed Kills on Netflix.

Find her: @iliza.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
21 of 50
<strong>Binge-watch:</strong> <em>The Office </em>alum on<em> Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</em> (Netflix). 

<strong>Real talk: </strong>"Hashbrown: no filter." (as Kimmy)
Getty Images
Ellie Kemper

Binge-watch: The Office alum on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix).

Real talk: "Hashbrown: no filter" (as Kimmy).

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
22 of 50
<strong>Binge-watch: </strong><em>Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro</em> (Showtime). 

<strong>Nailed it: </strong>On her stand-up tour inside fans' homes.
Getty Images
Tig Notaro

Binge-watch: One Mississippi (Amazon).

Nailed it: On her stand-up tour inside fans' homes.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
23 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl: </strong>Watch the L.A.-based UCB performer on MTV's <em>Girl Code</em>. 

<strong>Real talk:</strong> "I wore really cute shoes today and no one complimented them. Is everyone OK?" (<a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/nicolebyer">@nicolebyer</a>)
Getty Images
Nicole Byer

Who's that girl: Watch the L.A.-based UCB performer on MTV's *Loosely Exactly Nicole.

Real talk: "I wore really cute shoes today and no one complimented them. Is everyone OK?" (@nicolebyer)

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
24 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl:</strong> The other half of the Bellacourt sisters in <em>Another Period.</em> 

<strong>Find her: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/rikilindhome">@rikilindhome</a>.
Getty Images
Riki Lindhome

Who's that girl: The other half of the Bellacourt sisters in Another Period.

Find her: @rikilindhome.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
25 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl:</strong> Cohost of the <em>Throwing Shade</em> podcast and creator of Funny or Die's <em>Gay of Thrones</em>. 

<strong>Find her: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/gibblertron">@gibblertron</a>.
Getty Images
Erin Gibson

Who's that girl: Co-host of the Throwing Shade podcast and creator of Funny or Die's Gay of Thrones.

Find her: @gibblertron.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
26 of 50
<strong>Nailed it: </strong>ABC's <em>Fresh Off the Boat</em>. 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/constancewu">@ConstanceWu</a>.
Getty Images
Constance Wu

Nailed it: ABC's Fresh Off the Boat.

Find her: @ConstanceWu.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
27 of 50
<strong>Nailed it: </strong><em>The Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar</em> author has a crazy-funny feed. 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/kellyoxford">@kellyoxford</a>.
Getty Images
Kelly Oxford

Nailed it: The Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar author has a crazy-funny Twitter feed.

Find her: @kellyoxford.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
28 of 50
<strong>Badass alert:</strong> She's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/news/a14222/jenny-slate-and-ari-graynor-fx-tv-show/">teaming up with <em>Obvious Child</em> director Gillian Robespierre for an FX comedy pilot.</a> 

<strong>Nailed it:</strong> In everything she does—<em>Married, Kroll Show, Bob's Burgers</em>.
Getty Images
Jenny Slate

Badass alert: She's teaming up with Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre for an FX comedy pilot.

Nailed it: In everything she does—Married, Kroll Show, Bob's Burgers.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
29 of 50
<strong>Badass alert: </strong>Her new book, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/news/a14580/mindy-kaling-book-why-not-me/"><em>Why Not Me?</em></a>, is on our reading list, and the new season of <em>The Mindy Project </em>is on our Hulu queue (season four, streaming TBD). 

<strong>Find her: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/mindykaling">@mindykaling</a>.
Getty Images
Mindy Kaling

Badass alert: She'll appear in the all-female reboot of the Ocean's series (Ocean's Eight) and the latest season of The Mindy Project is on our Hulu queue (season five, streaming TBD).

Find her: @mindykaling.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
30 of 50
<strong>Nailed it:</strong> As the straight-talking Dr. Rainbow Johnson on ABC's <em>Black-ish</em>. 

<strong>Badass alert: </strong>Have you seen her IMDb page?
Getty Images
Tracee Ellis Ross

Nailed it: As the straight-talking Dr. Rainbow Johnson on ABC's Black-ish.

Badass alert: Have you seen her IMDb page?

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
33 of 50
<strong>Badass alert: </strong>We hereby declare Melissa McCarthy the Badassiest Action Movie Star Ever. She can throw a punch, lead a high-speed chase, and blow shit up, all while making us double over. And that's just in this summer's <em>Spy</em>. 

<strong>Nailed it:</strong> Rather, she will nail it, in next year's all-female <em>Ghostbusters </em>reboot.
Getty Images
Melissa McCarthy

Badass alert: We hereby declare Melissa McCarthy the Badassiest Action Movie Star Ever. She can throw a punch, lead a high-speed chase, and battle the undead, all while making us double over with laughter.

Nailed it: In this year's lady-powered Ghostbusters reboot and as her quiet claim to fame Sookie in the new episodes of Gilmore Girls.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
34 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl: </strong>Cohost, <em>Baby Geniuses </em>podcast. 

<strong>Real talk:</strong> "So terrified of getting wrinkles, which is why I am having my face removed completely this Tuesday." (<a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/mremilyheller">@MrEmilyHeller</a>)
Getty Images
Emily Heller

Who's that girl: Co-host of the Baby Geniuses podcast and writer for the NBC sitcom Crowded.

Real talk: "So terrified of getting wrinkles, which is why I am having my face removed completely this Tuesday." (@MrEmilyHeller)

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
35 of 50
<strong>Badass alert:</strong> Before she starts working on her own Fox show, Pedrad will appear in Ryan Murphy's latest, <em>Scream Queens.</em> 

<strong>Nailed it:</strong> Good thing she's already played royalty on <em>SNL</em>: "Someone recently asked how I would do Kim Kardashian differently now. Has that much changed? I wouldn't give her a Norwegian Accent!"
Getty Images
Nasim Pedrad

Badass alert: She appeared in New Girl this year and Ryan Murphy's latest, Scream Queens.

Nailed it: Good thing she's already played royalty on SNL: "Someone recently asked how I would do Kim Kardashian differently now. Has that much changed? I wouldn't give her a Norwegian Accent!"

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
36 of 50
<strong>Nailed it:</strong> In her Netflix Original special, <em>One of the Greats</em>, and on Fox's <em>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</em>. 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/chelseavperetti">@ChelseaVPeretti</a>.
Getty Images
Chelsea Peretti

Nailed it: In her Netflix Original special, One of the Greats, and on Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Find her: @ChelseaVPeretti.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
37 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl:</strong> A big effin' deal. She just scored the Comedy Central green light for a sex- centric talk show and her own one-hour special. 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/nikkiglaser">@NikkiGlaser</a>.
Getty Images
Nikki Glaser

Who's that girl: A big effin' deal. Her Comedy Central sex- centric talk show Not Safe with Nikki Glaser launched this year.

Find her: @NikkiGlaser.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
38 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl: </strong>The former<em> Parks and Recreation </em>writer schooled us with <em>Science...For Her! </em>

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/meganamram">@meganamram</a>.
Getty Images
Megan Amram

Who's that girl: The former Parks and Recreation writer schooled us with the book Science...For Her! and produces the new NBC sitcom with Kristen Bell The Good Place.

Find her: @meganamram.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
39 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl: </strong>Her fearless cabaret act is something everyone should see before they die. 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/bridgeteverett">@bridgeteverett</a>.
Getty Images
Bridget Everett

Who's that girl: Her fearless cabaret act is something everyone should see before they die.

Find her: @bridgeteverett.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
40 of 50
<strong>Nailed it: </strong>She makes the internet a funnier place. 

<strong>Real talk:</strong> "Spending today working on my 'looking human while entering a room' face." (<a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/michcoll">@michcoll</a>)
Getty Images
Michelle Collins

Nailed it: She makes the internet a funnier place.

Real talk: "Spending today working on my 'looking human while entering a room' face." (@michcoll)

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
41 of 50
<strong>Nailed it:</strong> Her book, <em>The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl</em>, is why the term must-read exists. 

<strong>Binge-watch:</strong> Her Web show of the same name.
Getty Images
Issa Rae

Nailed it: The creator of the YouTube series Awkward Black Girl is back at it again with the buzzy new HBO comedy series Insecure.

Binge-watch: Insecure on HBO.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
42 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl: </strong>The creator and star of <em>Difficult People</em> on Hulu (premiering this month!). And host of the way-popular podcast <em>How Was Your Week?</em> with Julie Klausner. 

<strong>Find her: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/julieklausner">@julieklausner</a>.
Getty Images
Julie Klausner

Who's that girl: The creator and star of Difficult People on Hulu and host of the way-popular podcast How Was Your Week?.

Find her: @julieklausner.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
43 of 50
<strong>Nailed it:</strong> Look out for her book, <em>Immature Adult</em>, soon. Then read it. 

<strong>Find her: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/jennyjohnsonhi5">@JennyJohnsonHi5</a>.
Getty Images
Jenny Johnson

Nailed it: Look out for her new book Immature Adult. Then read it.

Find her: @JennyJohnsonHi5.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
44 of 50
<strong>Nailed it: </strong>The always-quotable star of Fox's <em>Empire.</em> 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/therealtaraji">@TherealTaraji</a>.
Getty Images
Taraji P. Henson

Nailed it: The always-quotable star of Fox's Empire.

Find her: @TherealTaraji.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
45 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl: </strong>The correspondent in all of your favorite <em>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart </em>clips. 

<strong>Nailed it:</strong> In this month's indie rom-com <em>People Places Things.</em>
Getty Images
Jessica Williams

Who's that girl: The correspondent in all of your favorite The Daily Show with Jon Stewart clips.

Nailed it: As the co-host of the cult podcast Two Dope Queens.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
46 of 50
<strong>Binge-watch: </strong><em>High Maintenance</em>, the Web series she co-created (picked up by HBO, NBD) about a Brooklyn weed dealer and his clients.
Getty Images
Katja Blichfeld

Binge-watch: High Maintenance, the web series she co-created (picked up by HBO, NBD) about a Brooklyn weed dealer and his clients.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
47 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl:</strong> Comedian and field producer for <em>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</em>. See: "<a target="_blank" href="http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/ouq3mw/the-unborn-ultimatum">The Unborn Ultimatum</a>."

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/jenafriedman">@JenaFriedman</a>.
Getty Images
Jena Friedman

Who's that girl: Comedian and field producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. See: "The Unborn Ultimatum."

Find her: @JenaFriedman.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
48 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl: </strong>The comic behind "The Greatest Period Joke of All Time." 

<strong>Nailed it: </strong>"The number of times I've seen a mike become a penis on a comedy stage," she says, "yet, we're still fighting to talk about our bodies as if they exist."
Getty Images
Cameron Esposito

Who's that girl: The comic behind "The Greatest Period Joke of All Time."

Nailed it: "The number of times I've seen a mike become a penis on a comedy stage," she says, "yet, we're still fighting to talk about our bodies as if they exist."

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
49 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl: </strong>She's written for <em>Broad City, Parks and Recreation, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon</em>—and she's probably making you laugh right now. 

<strong>Find her: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/jenstatsky">@jenstatsky</a>.
Getty Images
Jen Statsky

Who's that girl: She's written for Broad City, Parks and Recreation, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon—and she's probably making you laugh right now.

Find her: @jenstatsky.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
50 of 50
<strong>Who's that girl:</strong> Writer for<em> Inside Amy Schumer </em>and CollegeHumor. 

<strong>Find her:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/halliecantor">@halliecantor</a>.
Getty Images
Hallie Cantor

Who's that girl: Writer for Inside Amy Schumer and CollegeHumor.

Find her: @halliecantor.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below