Aisha Tyler, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho part of 10 Sexiest Women in Comedy list

By | September 5, 2012 at 3:45 pm | 17 comments | feature slider, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Thanks to Nerve.com, we here at Laughspin need not rate our favorite female comics by based on their “sexiness.” Although we’ve thought about it, it’s just not in line with what we do, which is to attempt to cover the world of comedy from a journalistic point of view with an emphasis on his or her body of work– not their bodies. But that’s what Nerve’s all about. And that’s why they just released their list of this year’s “Sexiest Women in Comedy,” and I have to say, they did a damn fine job. And I can’t deny that Aisha Tyler (Nerve‘s #1) or Jen Kirkman (#7) are totally hot, as are the other nine (#4 Garfunkel and Oates is two people!). And here’s the thing, it’s not just about looks. Not unlike women who rock, a gal who’s smart and funny and has the balls (figuratively speaking, of course) to get onstage and tell jokes are simply superior to ladies who don’t. Yeah, I said it.

The complete list goes like this:

10. Megan Amram
9. Margaret Cho
8. Mary Lynn Rajskub
7. Jen Kirkman
6. Maria Bamford
5. Amy Schumer
4. Garfunkel and Oates
3. Melissa Villasenor
2. Anjelah Johnson
1. Aisha Tyler

You can check out Nerve’s list here and read about why they chose the above ladies. But what we want to know is who you think SHOULD be on this list. Let us know in the comments section!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=726102645 Chelcie Rice

    Nikki Glaser?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1786271506 Doug Hildemann

    A ew that come to mind are Sara Benincasa, April Macie, Kate Hendricks, and Livia Scott. Maybe some of them aren’t well-known enough. and I consider Margaret Cho a lot of things, but sexy isn’t one of them.

  • http://twitter.com/RichVos RichVos

    Not cause I like her, cause I don’t, but I would have to put Bonnie McFarlane on that list.

  • mike martini

    once again “hottest women” lists are created by gays. no Natash Leggero?? and they have margaret cho…what the fuck

  • andrew’bcd

    jen kirkman will always be my #1.

  • Heather

    “Not unlike women who rock, a gal who’s smart and funny and has the balls (figuratively speaking, of course) to get onstage and tell jokes are simply superior to ladies who don’t. Yeah, I said it.”

    Thank you, Dylan – always appreciate your perspective on women in comedy. Often a rare find in this particular slice of the interwebs.

  • andrew’bcd

    oh yeah and a big DUH missing from this list is tig notaro. and sarah silverman?! sheesh.

  • Ray

    Jessi Klein!

  • Cliff

    Iliza Shlesinger isn’t on this list? C’monnnn

    • Bern-z

      I thought the same thing, immediately! I don’t know half of the names on the list. But I do know that Iliza Shlesinger is sexier than Margaret Cho.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=617459752 Josh Homer

    “we’re women comics and we’re just as funny as men and want to be taken just as seriously, now excuse me while I pose for this half naked picture so I can be on a top sexiest women of comedy list”

  • mr idgac

    lemme get this strait- that pug faced pig margaret cho made the list- but someone like sarah silverman didnt? i could think of a ton of female comics who are way more attractive and way funnier than half the people on this list.

    lists like these always blow

  • Jamez

    April Macie
    Felicia Michaels
    Natasha Leggero
    Iliza Shlesinger
    Sarah Silverman
    Phyllis Diller
    Aiko Tanaka
    Olive Garden
    Brian Redban
    Ali Wong

    • Bern-z

      Yeah, I think half of the women on the list they have shouldn’t even be on the list. I definitely think Rachel Finestein, Sarah Siverman, Sommore, Illiza Schlesinger and Natasha Leggero should be on the list.

  • melissa

    why thanks for having me on here! what an honor even though i never ever feel hot! -Melissa

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  • kevin

    where’s chelsea perretti?