The comedy industry has exploded. For a long time comedy was restricted to scenes in movies and the occasional TV show. Recently, however, stand up comedy and videos on YouTube have become popular. With new comedians coming up every few months, it’s no surprise that we have plenty of female comedians come up as well. Here are 5 female comics you must not miss:
I first came across Sumukhi in the YouTube mockumentary The Better Life Foundation. After watching her stellar performance in it, I became an instant fan. I binge watched her Behti Naak videos and followed her on very social media platform. But what really stood out for me was her Women-only. show. It was a refreshing change to have something that was exclusive to women in an otherwise male dominated world.
Aditi Mittal is one of the first women to do stand-up comedy in India. I first saw her All India Bhachod’s roast, and soon began watching other clips of hers. One of her most memorable videos is about Sanitary pads and how they’re sold to women in black plastic bags. Netflix has announced a special with Aditi Mittal called Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say which will be released on July 18th.
Radhika Vaz’s unapologetic feminist voice is what made me fall in love with her. In a world with rampant sexism, Vaz’s feminist voice is refreshing and necessary. Her refreshing take on everyday situations that women go through is funny and makes you question society’s double standards. Radhika Vaz is also one of the first Indian female comics that I came across. She’s truly an inspiration for the future generations of comics that will come up.
Dubsmash became an instant hit when it was released. Everywhere we looked there were people posting scenes and dialogues from movies, TV shows and songs. The internet had been taken over by Dubsmash. But from the millions of videos that plagued social media, one particular person’s videos stood out: Mallika Dua. Her hilarious expressions and perfect clips makes her stand out. Mallika Dua is a social media star finding fame on Snapchat and Instagram. Her video Shit People Say: Sarojini Nagar Edition went viral for obvious reasons. Since then she has portrayed all kinds of characters in many different videos.
I first came across Kaneez Surka when I was looking up improv comedy in India. Kaneez began her career as a comic on Cyrus Brocha’s The Week that Wasn’t and has since then moved onto making it on her own. Her The General Fun Game Show is quickly catching on as one of the most entertaining shows on YouTube.
So who said women aren’t funny? We definitely think they are!