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

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho is perhaps one of the most beloved funny people in the LGBTQ community. Aside from being an actress, comic, and burlesque dancer, Cho’s also a marriage equality activist who fought to repeal Prop 8 in her home state of California. As she told Michael Musto recently: "If you’ve been around the gay community forever, you achieve Mother Superior status. 'Fag hag' is an outdated term, so I want to start using 'dick widow.' At a certain point in the night at a gay bar, you become invisible as a woman. You’ve lost your friends to dick."

Simon Amstell 

Better known in Britain as the acerbic yet slightly awkward former host of Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Simon Amstell has recently made his foray into the States. His “Numb” tour was a sold-out success in New York City, and he’s currently back Stateside touring the East Coast. The man takes adorable British awkwardness to the next level. And we love him for that.