25 Female Comedians Everyone Should Know


Sara Benincasa

Mike Birbiglia isn’t the only comic who’s made his name on a health issue. What Birbiglia does for sleepwalking, though, Benincasa does for agoraphobia, documenting her personal experiences with it in her one-woman-show-turned-first-book Agorafabulous! Since then, Benincasa’s turned to YA; her first novel, which she describes as “Gatsby-inspired lesbian love and drama,” comes out this spring. (If that sounds a little light for your tastes, her next one is based on Lord of the Flies.) In the meantime, you can find her very funny, very wise commentary in various places across the internet, including Jezebel’s Friendzone column.