Misanthropic comedians who are women?
May 22, 2012 10:46 PM   Subscribe

Looking for absurdist and/or misanthropic comediennes in the vein of Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran, Lewis Black, etc.?

I'm specifically looking for female comedians, but welcome suggestions of other male comics as well.
posted by jyorraku to Media & Arts (23 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Maria Bamford - Standard Comedy Act
posted by Lorin at 10:49 PM on May 22, 2012 [4 favorites]

Whitney Cummings and Aisha Tyler
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:56 PM on May 22, 2012

Jo Brand probably meets your requirements.
posted by tonylord at 11:02 PM on May 22, 2012 [4 favorites]

Best answer: Tig Notaro
posted by rhizome at 12:55 AM on May 23, 2012 [2 favorites]

Absurdist: Josie Long

Misanthropic: Jenny Eclair

Other misanthropic males with an absurdist streak: Stewart Lee, Sean Lock
posted by Quantum's Deadly Fist at 1:57 AM on May 23, 2012

Charlie Brooker
posted by Eumachia L F at 2:19 AM on May 23, 2012

Susan Calman?
posted by lizabeth at 2:42 AM on May 23, 2012

Julia Davis who wrote and starred in BBC3's Nighty Night. Warning: very, very dark!
posted by Ness at 3:21 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Bill Bailey.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:29 AM on May 23, 2012

But if you want someone doing standup I seem to recall Gina Yashere having that 'I'm surrounded by dumbarses' attitude.
posted by Ness at 3:30 AM on May 23, 2012

Fiona O'Loughlin
posted by pompomtom at 3:40 AM on May 23, 2012 [2 favorites]

Tim Minchin might appeal to you.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:56 AM on May 23, 2012

Morgan Murphy.
posted by Chenko at 6:00 AM on May 23, 2012

Not a lady, but doesn't get much more misanthropic than Daniel Tosh, especially his first Comedy Central special.
posted by General Malaise at 6:20 AM on May 23, 2012


Brother Dave Gardner
posted by timsteil at 6:25 AM on May 23, 2012

Absurdist in a very Wisconsin way: Mary Mack.
posted by xingcat at 6:26 AM on May 23, 2012

Misanthropic? Lisa Lampanelli (Also incredibly offensive, but that's her gig.)
posted by xingcat at 6:28 AM on May 23, 2012

Laura Kightlinger is the greatest dark/absurdist comedian - regardless of gender
posted by any major dude at 6:51 AM on May 23, 2012 [2 favorites]

Sarah Silverman
posted by JJtheJetPlane at 6:59 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Doug Stanhope.
posted by futz at 7:11 AM on May 23, 2012

Father Ted. And if you're Catholic it's even better (because you know it's true.) Channel 4, UK.

Vintage Absolutely Fabulous with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, BBC, but not the recent Xmas special.

It's not in the least misanthropic but fairly surreal because the child actors get to improvise: Outnumbered, BBC. Read about it here
posted by glasseyes at 8:04 AM on May 23, 2012

Marc Maron, espacially older Marc Maron stuff, features a lot of wallowing in self-pity which often results in a misanthropic jag or two.
posted by mmascolino at 9:14 AM on May 23, 2012

You need Judith Lucy, vintage for preference.

Fiona O'Loughlin is great too.
posted by Jilder at 10:41 AM on May 23, 2012

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