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

Kate McKinnon

Though Kate McKinnon may be SNL’s reigning MVP this season, her sketch comedy history predates Bieber and Merkel impressions. Kate first cut her teeth on Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show, most famously as Fitzwilliam, a little British boy whose only wish is to become a little British girl. Though not quite as polished as her Ellen impersonation or beleaguered Russian peasant, Olya Povlatsky, you can definitely see the makings of a comedy star even way back when.

Wanda Sykes

A screen staple, Out100 honoree Wanda Sykes has been making us laugh for over a decade. The Emmy Award winner has had a myriad of big screen roles, as well as a recurring role on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and starring alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus in The New Adventures of Old Christine. She's even made pals with Oprah and taken over Harpo.