5 Crush-Worthy Female Comedians With A Political Edge
Well, it’s 2012 and the elections are drawing near, which leaves us all in heated debates over who will take the seat as the next POTUS. Hopefully we don’t have to explain what that means.
Regardless of which direction you might lean, there’s no doubt that humans are discovering new ways to get our views out into the world. With outlets such as YouTube, the Internet and podcasting, just about everyone is able to create something of hopeful-value for the masses. However, the ones we’re noticing recently aren’t necessarily the basement YouTuber’s sitting stoically in their underwear or even the network newscasters (Though we can’t help but be fascinated by Matt Lauer’s ever-balding dome.)
No, today, comedy has become one of the most powerful platforms for political discourse. Comedians –More specifically, female comedians (and not just because we like females so much) are swiftly becoming a source for news.
Here are a few of our funny-lady crushes who are waxing political, and looking good doing it.
The ever-so-stunning Leggero is never reticent in her remarks. Known for her upfront and honest stand up comedy, Leggero has never been shy about expressing her opinions on politics and/or politicians. During her set at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival, the comical cutie introduced the subject of abortion and included a kind-hearted “F-You, Mitt Romney.” Always a lady, she concluded with a curtsy before walking offstage.
Sarah, Sarah, Sarah… She’s gorgeous and honest. Even with her reputation for being brash, abrasive and sometimes offensive, her girl-next-door looks and adorable voice make it hard for anyone to stay mad at her for long. Sarah’s outspoken views and near-shocking comedy sets have established her as a powerhouse in the world of comedy.
The hilarious Susie Sampson might not be a household name just yet, but trust us; she will be. Her YouTube videos alone may just earn her a seat on The Colbert Report (check out the where she belts out her love of Colbert to the tune of Justin Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend.’) In a ‘Daily Show’ / ‘Colbert Report’-esque manner, this comedian takes to the streets of Los Angeles as the cutest correspendent we’ve ever seen.
It’s more or less impossible to list female comedians with a political edge without mentioning the always-entertaining, always-politics-bashing Janeane Garofalo. A veteran of the comedy scene, the self-proclaimed liberal has always been outspoken in the realm of politics, and continues to do so via her radio and stage performances.
If you don’t know ‘The Daily Show’s’ Samantha Bee, please proceed directly to your local police station and report whoever has been holding you hostage in a basement for the past ten years. You poor soul. Having graced our televisions on the show for near a decade, Bee gets our vote for best correspondent of all time. Her energy, wit and gift for dead-pan sarcasm made her the perfect fit for Comedy Central’s powerhouse team, and she helped make the show into what it is today: a groundbreaking and informative hybrid of comedy and news.
Whether they are YouTube sensations, stand-ups, or comedic actresses, the female comedian is a force to be reckoned with.