12 Queer Comics You Should Know


By Alex Panisch

In honor of the return of Inside Amy Schumer, here are 12 queer comics you should know

Gabe Liedman

Liedman is one of the hottest new commodities in comedy. Aside from being a writer on Inside Amy Schumer as well as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Kroll Show, Liedman’s become a web celeb for Besties X Besties, his Funny Or Die series with his bestie, Jenny Slate. 

Tig Notaro

Truly a comedian’s comedian, Tig Notaro—aside from being a writer on Inside Amy Schumer—is a darling of the stand up scene. After seeing her perform at Largo in Los Angeles, Louis C.K. tweeted, "In 27 years doing this, I’ve seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo." She's also buddies with Sarah Silverman. As she told us last year, “Even though she and I have very different humor, we still get each other’s sensibilities,” adding that she and Silverman spend a lot of time emailing one another videos of “a cute animal or cute old person or cute baby; it’s heavy on the cute.” Silverman has also been dating Notaro’s writing partner, Kyle Dunnigan, for more than a year. “I always call it ‘one-stop shopping,’ with them dating,” Notaro says.