Do you make people chortle? Guffaw? Ever made someone spray a beverage—out of their nose? If so, you have something in common with the ladies nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the Emmys this year. Which funny female are you?
Which Comedy Queen Are You?
What best describes your comedic style?
An insult paired with a strategic curse word
The color blue comes to mind
Staring angelically into space
Zingers delivered with an evil grin while holding a glass of something bubbly
Dry wit followed by a snort
You make yourself the butt of the joke
At the office holiday party you…
Dance with abandon—thumbs and elbows first
Drink a tad too much and wake up in the copy room next to Larry in Accounting
Raid the first aid kit
Shred it during karaoke with an office mate who’s probably funnier than you
Lead a discussion about other life in the universe
Bring your coworkers to tears (of joy) with a karaoke rendition of Smelly Cat
When life hands you lemons you:
Turn it into three successful sitcoms
Lobby for gun control
Create a focus group to discuss it
Mistake rat poison for Skinny & Sweet
Turn to the Internet
If you were to win an Emmy, where would you put it?
It’s shaped like an oval, so… in your office!
Next to your bed, if not in it
In the hallway where you can glimpse it as you hurry by
In the study. Everyone has a study!
Next to your six other Emmys (and Grammy and Tony)
Wire it up and turn it into a lamp for the living room
Get out! Why, you’re Julia Louis-Dreyfus! The riotously funny TV vet already has five Emmys at home from her work on Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep. Her ad lib performances at the Emmy awards telecast each year even deserve an award of their own. We can’t wait to see what she comes up with this time around.
Look at you! We’ll be damned if you aren’t comedy it-girl Amy Schumer. In a remarkably short time, Schumer has established herself as a comedienne who tackles crazily difficult subjects in ways so fresh, they snap. In Inside Amy Schumer she even got some help from fellow Emmy nom Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the hilarious sketch “Last F**kable Day.”
Well you old so-and-so, you’re Edie Falco! The Brooklyn-born actress has been sweeping the Emmys since the 1990s with six noms and two wins in the Drama category for playing Carmela in The Sopranos. She’s also already brought a trophy home for her work as druggie/angel of mercy nurse Jackie Peyton. Will she be able to do it again this Sunday?
You’re right about everything, and your style is best reflected in the piercing eyes (and perfectly arched eyebrows) of Amy Poehler. Whether she is killing it with Tina Fey hosting the Golden Globes or making us giggle and “awwww” during her Emmy-nominated stint as Lesley Knope on Parks and Rec, this SNL alum has moxie.
Congrats! You’re the legendary Lily Tomlin!! Tomlin has been making us laugh (and think) since she hit the comedy scene in the 1960s creating characters like Ernestine the telephone operator on Laugh-In. Tomlin’s Emmy nom is for her hilarious role as the hippy-dippy Frankie in the Netflix winner Frankie & Grace, the show that reteamed her with her 9 to 5 costar Jane Fonda.
Hello friend! Look in the mirror and you’ll see Lisa Kudrow. Nobody portrays “dopey blonde” better than the woman who played lovable flake Phoebe Buffay for ten seasons on the mega-hit Friends (thank you for the Emmy). Her not-afraid-to-look-foolish role choices since that success (Web Therapy? So fun) make us cringe in a good way, especially her Emmy-nominated role as Valerie Cherish in The Comeback.
Which Comedy Queen Are You?
Photographs Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Schumer, Edie Falco, Lisa Kudrow / Helga Esteb/Shutterstock; Amy Poehler / Featureflash / Shutterstock; Lily Tomlin / s_bukley/Shutterstock