Female Black Comedians: Wanda Sykes, Mo'Nique, Aisha Tyler
For many years, the standard for black women comedians was Whoopi Goldberg. In fact, she still remains one of the most popular black comedians, ever. Whoopi is definitely one of the most well recognized people in the world. When Goldberg bursted onto the comedy scene, she was virtually the only woman in many venues. Not only was she often the only woman, but specifically the only black woman.
Whoopi Goldberg's career has lasted for decades, and she remains relevant and popular. Goldberg is known, also for her knowledge of current events. She is outspoken, hilarious, with just a touch of wisdom. Although other black women comedians have pushed open the door to notoriety, they still have to look up to Whoopi's work.
Filling her shoes, may be impossible. This is especially true since the world sees, and hears her humor daily on ABC's The View . Goldberg's shoes may never be completely filled, but she has essentially paved the way for other black women comedians.
1 - Wanda Sykes, funny woman.
Wanda Sykes is definitely successful in the world of comedy. She can not only be seen on television, and the big screen, she can be heard. Finding an outlet for her humor, through animated moves, Sykes has become even more popular.
Wanda meets Whoopi Goldberg face to face with her unique, edgy style of humor. Most of which, when on-stage would not be considered family friendly. She does have a way of incorporating current events into her comedy. This is essentially a trademark of Goldberg's.
2 - Mo'Nique is outspoken and funny.
Like her counterparts, Mo'Nique has been in many movies. She also had a very popular television show that lasted several years. She also had a cameo role of the Bernie Mac show. Mo'Nique most recently has tried her hand with the airwaves, as a radio show host. Her humor is as popular now, as it ever was.
Loving Mo'Niques comedy, is understanding the carefree way she addresses life's issues. Mo'Nique finds a way to take scenarios and pulling the funny side out in the open. She has also long been an advocate for overweight women. The comedian has done this not only through her humor, but her real talk about weight and loving yourself.
3 - Aisha Tyler is on the comedy scene.
Aisha Tyler is most well known for her work on the big and little screens. She has had starring roles in the movies. Tyler has also be popular through her television roles, as well. She made a big splash onto the scene in a recurring role on Friends . However, recently Aisha has made her mark in the world of comedy.
The tall, svelte beauty has tackled the comedy stage, and seems to be winning. Tyler is one of those black women comedians, who has also followed in Whoopi Goldberg's shoes. She has found a niche to crossover comedy, and is enjoying mixed audiences. Her comedy has that familiar edge all black women comedians seem to possess.
Most popular black women comedians have sought to connect what's happening in the world, with what's funny.