In these times, especially, we need to laugh more. To that end, here’s our list of hilarious Jewish female comedians whose acts you can stream right after the kids have gone to bed tonight (or whenever):
1. Sarah Silverman
I’m not going to lie: Sarah Silverman is my favorite — sarcastic, dry, and unforgiving. In her latest Netflix special, “Speck of Dust,” and her new weekly talk show, “I Love You America,” on Hulu, she takes on everything, from religion to politics to dating.
WATCH: “Sarah Silverman: Speck of Dust,” Netflix
2. Amy Schumer
She covers it all: smells, body image, losing weight for Hollywood, dating, and food poisoning in “The Leather Special” on Netflix.
WATCH: “Amy Schumer: The Leather Special,” Netflix
3. Lena Dunham
Dunham’s series “Girls” captured the hearts of many for six seasons. Even if you can’t exactly relate personally to 20-somethings messing up their lives, watching their dating escapades is completely absorbing.
WATCH: “Girls,” HBO
4. Tracy Soren and 5. Jessie Jolles
I absolutely love the duo Soren & Jolles. In their comedy, Tracy Soren and Jessie Jolles, Upright Citizens Brigade-trained writers and comedians, frequently find themselves in hilarious, if incredibly awkward, situations.
WATCH: “Soren & Jolles Miniseries,” YouTube
6. Fran Drescher
Fran Drescher is an icon. That voice, for starters. Her role in “The Nanny” will always be unrivaled when it comes to TV sitcoms, but her standup is just as noteworthy.
WATCH: “Happily Divorced,” Amazon
7. Rachel Bloom
One of the things I love about Bloom is the fact that she doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable topics — and her hit show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” on CW can be equal parts serious and quirky.
WATCH: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” CW
8. Maya Rudolph
Rudolph has always been versatile, going from comedies to dramas with ease. (See her entire career on “SNL,” “Away We Go,” etc.) She is currently on the Netflix show “Big Mouth,” an animated series for adults, created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett. It’s based on Kroll and Goldberg’s tweenage years growing up in the suburbs of New York.
WATCH: “Big Mouth,” Netflix
9. Chelsea Handler
She recently announced that she would end her weekly talk show, “Chelsea,” after two seasons to become increasingly politically active in the age of Trump (she’s not a fan). For the time being, though, the show’s on Netflix, as is her comedy special “Uganda Be Kidding Me Live” and her documentary series “Chelsea Does.”
10. Carol Kane
Kane has been in films like “Annie Hall” and “Hester Street,” while also doing her own standup. Currently, she’s in the cast of the Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” in which she plays Lillian Kaushtupper.
WATCH: “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Netflix