Sarah Cooper is originally from the corporate world and began performing stand-up when she was working for Yahoo! Later when she was working at Google, she left to pursue writing and comedy full time. Even though it took her a while to break through, and she almost quit a few times, TikTok ended up giving her the break she needed.
She went viral and has been a rising star since 2020. She even has two best-selling books, “How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings” and “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meeting.” Keep an eye out for her, and go check out her Netflix special “Everything’s Fine” if you are looking for a good laugh.
Tracee Ellis Ross
As the daughter of Motown legend Diana Ross and music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein, Tracee grew up around show business. However, her school was always important to her and she graduated from Brown with a degree in theater. Tracee's breakthrough was her role on CW's “Girlfriends” which also earned her two NAACP Image Awards and one BET Comedy Award.
She then starred in “Blackish,” which earned her more NAACP Image Awards along with many Primetime Emmy nominations. Her career is far from being over, and if you are looking for a laugh, check out her work!
A New York native, Ilana Glazer, actually has her degree in psychology! She began her comedy journey when she took an improv class at the Upright Citizens Brigade in 2006 when she was studying at New York University. From there, Ilana has been killing it in the industry.
She is best known for co-creating and co-starring in “Broad City” and earned a couple of Emmy nominations for that show! As a rising star, you should get familiar with her name; it will be around for a while!
Mary Beth Barone
Mary Beth Barone is a multi-talented mainstay! Not only is she a comedian but she is also a YouTuber, actress, and social media star. She came into public consciousness when she created and hosted her show titled “Drag His Ass: A F*ckboy Treatment Program,” her appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and her Comedy Central Special.
She has been listed as one of Comedy Central's Next Up Comedians and will be sure to make you laugh with her performance. Check her out if she comes around your feed!
Jen Kirkman isn't the most famous comedian on our list, but that doesn't mean she isn't funny. She has been in the industry since 1998 when she started performing stand-up in the Boston area. She then moved to NYC and Los Angeles and continued performing there. She has two critically acclaimed Netflix Specials, “I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” and “Just Keep Livin’?", as well as a New York Times Best Seller “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself (Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids).”
Although she has been behind the scenes as a writer and producer for most of her career, her work will make you burst out laughing!