While the speaker and comedy circuit remain male-dominated, there are (thankfully) more and more women in the audience – and we’re doing our bit to reflect this by seeking out the best female comedians. According to The Independent, “JLA has opened up whole new avenues in entertainment.” The Real Variety Show, our annual shop window for up and coming comedians first staged in 1991, has given a corporate ‘premiere’ to the likes of Nina Conti, Shappi Khorsandi and Sarah Millican.
Comedy geeks and academics endlessly debate the distinction between male and female comedians, and why comparatively few women break through on television. This in an age where Clare Balding, Anne Robinson, Sue Perkins, Sue Barker, Claudia Winkleman, Davina McCall, Holly Willoughby and many others have all hosted primetime entertainment or game shows.
On this page you will find a selection of the best of today’s female comedians. If you are looking to entertain colleagues, clients or industry peers at a dinner or awards ceremony, we’ll steer you towards the right choice for your audience, venue and budget. Our reputation depends on it.