Female comedians definitely don’t get the same due as their male counterparts, which is unfair given that many of these women are actually funnier. Yet with the Emmys, this is their chance to shine and the ladies who are the most talked about for a nomination have done just that over the past year. Whether it’s the reigning champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus or a newcomer like Gina Rodriguez, this could be one of the most talented group of nominees the Emmys have put up in some time. Here’s a look at a few who you should be watching regardless of who ultimately takes the top prize.
Disclaimer: Many of these entries include mild spoilers so, if you are not caught up, you may want be careful navigating certain entries.
Bonus: Lisa Kudrow –The Comeback
The former Friends star and Emmy winner didn’t wait long to pick a follow-up project to the long running NBC series as the next year she signed with HBO for The Comeback. Though it only lasted a season, it was a critical hit and became a cult favorite netting Kudrow another Emmy nomination. Last year, HBO gave it a second life in a limited run event format and now she could repeat that award show success.
The female comedy race is usually tight as it’s arguably a stronger field than on the men’s side with names like Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus normally dominating the proceedings. It’s not totally out of the realm that Kudrow could re-claim a nomination, but it will be a little tougher. Regardless her Comeback shows she’s still got it!Photo by Rob Latour/REX Shutterstock