Which Hilarious Female Comic Are You?

Zoe Samuel

Do you tell it like it is?

Do you work with the system?

How often do people interrupt you?

Do you ever say an idea and have it ignored, only to have a dude say it three minutes later?

What do you do when this happens?

Did you always know you were funny?

How awkward are you?

Where would you like to have your first-look deal?

Who would buy your stand-up special?

Which male director would direct some of your work?

Which female director would direct some of your work?

What sort of comedy would you be initially known for?

What sort of adversity would you talk about in your comedy?

In what way are you beautiful?

Which other awesome lady comedian would you totally tour with?

Which awesome dude comedian would you tour with?

What are you doing in the most popular gif of you?

Since all female comedians get them, what is your number one source of death threats?

Who are your main fans?

What will you wear to receive your Golden Globe?

Which major award would mean the most to you?

Which award show would you most like to host?

Who is your comedy role model?

What somewhat annoying but well-meaning thing do people say to you all the time?

Who would you never work with?

What's your producer/performer ratio?

Would you ever retire from comedy?

If you weren't a comedian, what would you do?

How do you handle a heckler?

Exactly how many proverbial straws do you have left to give?

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About This Quiz

While we live in a culture that can be hostile to women who stand up, command attention, and make everyone laugh, that doesn't stop the many thousands of funny women out there from pursuing their dreams of a career in comedy in great numbers than ever. 

As gatekeepers learn that quality can appear in many forms and women forge their own opportunities outside the traditional structures of power in comedy - from digital content that goes viral to starting their own open mics, to filling club after club with laughter - the comedy business is slowly becoming fairer. And because the talent is roughly evenly spread through the people out there, that means it's rapidly getting a lot more female.

Women in comedy may have to overcome more obstacles than their male counterparts, but that doesn't mean it was impossible. Some have made the leap to become household names, and they - and a bunch of very smart and funny men - are helping open doors for the generation that comes next. They work together with producers, agents, executives, bookers, and fans to ensure that the revolution in comedy keeps on rolling, just as we continue to roll in the aisles along the way. Take this quiz to find out which of these trailblazers you are most like!

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