When we reach a certain age, many of us may feel the pressure – or, rather, lack of pressure – due to the feeling that we are now ‘past it’.
There is a stigma about reaching the age of 50, and this is especially true for women.
When women get older, we feel as if we have lost our edge, and we can’t compete with the younger generation. We often think that we have lived the best years of our lives and that we no longer have anything new to offer.
However, when it comes to comedy, there are plenty of funny ladies out there who prove that you don’t need to be young to be funny. Some of them have been doing stand-up comedy for decades. And they still find ways to make audiences laugh! These women are beautiful, strong, and hilarious.
They show that even after fifty, you can still be funny and relevant.
In this article, we want to show that age shouldn’t stop anyone from pursuing their passions or being successful. These women prove that age isn’t always a barrier to success.
So, here’s to these amazing women, and to all those who love them. Here are our top picks of Funny Ladies Over 50.
Leslie Jones (54)
Leslie Jones has become one of the most popular comedians in America thanks to her role on Saturday Night Live. She also starred in films like Ghostbusters and The Heat.
She started doing stand-up at the age of 35, but she didn’t start making waves until she was 40.
She is known for her unique style of humor, which includes jokes about race relations and other social issues.
Kathy Griffin (61)
Kathy Griffin has been a staple of late-night TV since the 1990s.
Her career began when she appeared on Suddenly Susan.
She then went on to host several shows including Late Show With David Letterman, Comedy Central Roast, and CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage.
Griffin started doing stand-up at the age of 30. However, she made her name by appearing in movies such as My Life In Ruins (1998) and Scream 2 (2000).
Ellen DeGeneres (64)
Ellen DeGeneres is an American actress, comedian, producer, and talk show host. She rose to fame through her sitcom, Ellen. After its cancellation in 1998, she hosted her talk show, Ellen.
DeGeneres is also known for her work in film, where she played the character Dory in Finding Nemo in 2003, and in its sequel.
DeGeneres first started performing stand-up during the late seventies. She later became one of the most famous female comics in the world.
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Rosie O’Donnell (60)
Rosie O’Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, television personality, political commentator, and former talk show host.
O’Donnell hosted her talk show from 1996 to 2002 and was nominated for five Emmy Awards.
She started doing comedy in college and has since been performing for the past four decades.
She has also appeared in many films, including A League Of Their Own (1992), Sister Act 2 (1993), and The Wedding Singer (1998).
Whoopi Goldberg (66)
Whoopi Goldberg is an African-American actress, comedian, director, producer, writer, singer, activist, and author.
She is best known for her roles in the movies Ghost, The Color Purple, and Sister Act, as well as for hosting the award-winning ABC daytime talk show The View.
Goldberg started doing stand-up comedy in 1981 and has performed in clubs around the country ever since.
Joan Rivers (Died Age 81)
Joan Rivers was an American comedienne, actress, fashion designer, businesswoman, media personality, philanthropist, and author.
Rivers got her big break in 1969 when she landed a spot on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.
She paved the way for other female comics to be able to make raunchy jokes and normalized plastic surgery by discussing it openly.
Rivers died of congestive heart failure on September 4th, 2014, at the age of 81. She had been working up until that point.
Tina Fey (51)
Tina Fey is an American actress, screenwriter, comedian, producer, and author.
Fey has starred in various television series, including Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
She wrote and starred in the movie Mean Girls, which earned her two Golden Globe nominations. She has also written for the TV series Community, 30 Rock, and Parks And Recreation.
Roseanne Barr (69)
Roseanne Barr is an American actress, writer, comedian, producer, director, and voice artist.
Barr started in the 1970s, starring in the sketch comedy show The Tracey Ullman Show. She went on to star in her short-lived sitcom, Roseanne, which ran from 1988 to 1997.
Barr has won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Jane Lynch (61)
Jane Lynch is an American actor, comedian, and singer.
Lynch is best known for playing the role of Sue Sylvester on Glee, and for playing several other characters in films and TV shows such as Role Models, Talladega Nights, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
She began performing stand-up comedy in 2004 and has since become one of the most popular comedians in America.
Wanda Sykes (58)
Wanda Sykes is an American actress, comedian, producer, author, and radio host.
Sykes got her big break writing for The Chris Rock Show and later became a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series In Living Color.
Since then, she has made appearances in movies like Barbershop 2, and voiced characters in animated series like BoJack Horseman, Bob’s Burgers, and Archer.
Tracey Ullman (62)
Tracy Ann Ullmann is an English actress, comedian, and singer-songwriter.
Ullmann rose to fame with her roles on several British sketch shows, including Three of a Kind and Girls On Top.
She later hosted her show, The Tracey Ullman Show, which featured the first-ever appearance of The Simpsons.
Nowadays, Tracey Ullman is thought to be the richest British comedian and the second-richest actress in Britain.
Carol Burnett (89)
Carol Burnett is an American actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, and comedian.
Burnett started acting in the 1940s, and eventually became famous for hosting variety shows like The Carol Burnett Show.
She received five Emmys for Best Variety or Musical Program, winning four times.
In recent years, Burnett has appeared in movies such as Toy Story 4 and Horton Hears A Who.
Betty White (Died Age 99)
Lastly, Betty White was an American actress, comedienne, game show panelist, and singer.
White was born in Illinois but raised in California. Her entertainment career spanned over seven decades, beginning when she was in her mid-twenties.
Over the decades, she became a national treasure.
Sadly, White passed away shortly before her 100th birthday. She had still been working until just days before her death.
The female comedians we have chosen are all very different, but they all share some common traits. They’re funny, they’re talented, and they’ve all had successful careers.
These ladies prove that age does not matter if you have talent, drive, and ambition. So don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
We hope you enjoyed this list of Funny Ladies Of 50.