Unsung Women of Comedy

An incomplete list, in no particular order, of extremely funny, talented women, whose names we should all know well.
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Edi Patterson
Edi grew up in Texas and lives in Los Angeles. She is a Groundlings Main Company member, and regularly performs there in improv and sketch comedy shows. She is also a member of improvisational theatre company Impro Theatre, which performs full-length, completely improvised plays. Edi likes fun and she also likes you.
Lindsay Hollister
Actress, Get Smart
After Graduating with a B.F.A in Theatre Performance from Miami University of Ohio, Lindsay moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. Almost a year later, she was cast as Christine Banks in Fox's hit show Boston Public and was submitted for Emmy consideration in the category of Outstanding Guest Star...
Beth Crosby
Beth Crosby is a Groundlings Sunday Company Alumni and Carnegie Mellon School of Drama Graduate. She's an LA based actress/writer best known as the co-creator of the hit web-series "Jessica and Hunter"(NewNowNext Award Nominee). Her viral videos have garnered millions of views and have been featured on E!, Huffington Post, Perez Hilton, ABC World News,TMZ and Buzzfeed. BethCrosby.net
Susan Yeagley
Actress, Almost Famous
Susan Yeagley was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She began acting at age ten when she appeared in an Amy Grant music video. She graduated from USC Film School with honors and went on to become a member of the prestigious 'Sunday Company - Groundlings Improv Group' where she performed sketch comedy and improv...
Beth Shea
Originally from Stamford, CT, Beth Shea graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC before moving to L.A. to pursue acting. Beth is the co-founder of Hall of Shea Productions with Leigh Hall. Together they have written, produced, and starred in acclaimed films such as Not in My Family...
Annie Sertich
Actress, Dirty 30
Annie is a main company member of the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, California, where she writes, performs and directs regularly. Her one act play, 'How To Not Kill Yourself for 30 Days...and the Next 330' directed by Michaela Watkins, is enjoying sold out runs in LA and NY. Annie is originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Mary Gross
Mary Gross was born March 25, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, to Virginia Ruth and William Oscar Gross. She is often associated with her run on Saturday Night Live, from 1981-85, and other characters she plays on television and film including, Janis Zuckerman in Feds, Annie Herman in Troop Beverly Hills...
Leigh Hall
Leigh is the daughter of an Air Force Colonel, and she spent most of her "formative" years overseas: her family moved from Turkey, to the Philippines, to Germany, to Greece, and back to Germany, all before she was 18. She received a B.A. from Princeton University, where she studied Theater and Art History...
Johanna Parker
Johanna was born and raised in upstate New York. She started out as a ballet dancer and trained for over 8 years where she discovered her love of the stage and she decided to switch gears. She received her BFA in acting from Syracuse University, and then moved to New York City where she worked as a model and actress. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Eric Appel.
Michelle Davidson
Michelle Davidson was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Michelle is known for TV roles in "House of Cards" (Netflix) "Halt and Catch Fire" (AMC) and "Boss" (Starz). Her feature film credits include "Lucky," "Last Ounce of Courage" and "Nailbiter."...
Naomi Grossman
Naomi Grossman is best known for her portrayal of "Pepper" in "American Horror Story" Previously, she wrote, produced, and starred in her second hit solo show, "Carnival Knowledge: Love, Lust, and other Human Oddities," which enjoyed a twice-extended, sold-out run and rave reviews ("Recommended" by LA Weekly); the show was then reprised at the world-famous fringe theatre festival in Edinburgh...
Fortune Feimster
Fortune Feimster, the Southern comic who hails from North Carolina, has been making quite a name for herself as an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer since moving to Los Angeles in 2003. In fact, Variety named Fortune one of their "Top 10 Comics to Watch" in 2014, and she has been reaching new heights ever since...
Lisa Sundstedt
Lisa's first professional gig was singing and dancing at the Hyatt Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco for the crowned Prince of Saudia Arabia's son and his 15 body guards. She then landed a 6 month gig at Tokyo Disneyland in Japan, spent another few months singing on an Italian cruise ship, followed by four years on the road with the infamous 50's rock group "Sha Na Na"...
Kate Gilligan
Kate Gilligan was born in Brooklyn, New York and understood from an early age that acting would be her life. She took lessons from childhood culminating in a BFA from Ithaca College. She has since worked onstage and in television. Gilligan has the polished beauty, presence and diction of a television anchor and so has been cast in that role several times...
Porter Kelly
Actress, The Office
Porter was born in Los Angeles and lived in Temple City, California as a young child. She moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at age 8. She grew up on a river just outside Escanaba, Michigan, where she spent her childhood catching frogs, climbing trees, and raising prize-winning goats and rabbits...
Kim Evey
Producer, The Guild
Kim Evey was born in South Korea and was adopted by a family in the United States at age one; after living in various U.S. cities, the family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From acting in high school, she moved into improvisational theater in college, eventually establishing the Seattle improv group Kings' Elephant Theater in 1988 with fellow members of her college group...
Jessica Chaffin
Actress, Spy