After reading IMDB’s list of the “Top 10 Funniest Actresses of the Past 10 Years,” I thought it was a joke. The list definitely includes some women who belong on it, women like Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig, Amy Poehler, Melissa McCarthy, Rebel Wilson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Faris. HOWEVER, Sandra Bullock? Sure, she was cute in Miss Congeniality and The Proposal was all right but I certainly can think of several actresses who are funnier. And Emma Stone in the no. 3 spot? Emma Stone, funny? She’s adorable and charming and beautiful and a truly talented actress, but she isn’t a comedienne. And guess who got selected as the 2ND FUNNIEST WOMAN: Meryl Streep! Yeah, you read that right. Look, I love Meryl Streep. LOVE her. She’s amazing and exceptional in countless ways but she hasn’t exactly made a career out of comedic roles.
I wouldn’t care about Bullock, Streep and Stone making this list if there weren’t several comedic actresses who really do belong on it. But there are. So, I made my own list of women who should have been on that list and weren’t:
Mindy Kaling, The Office, The Mindy Project
Angela Kinsey, The Office
Maya Rudolph, SNL, Bridesmaids, Friends With Kids
Jenna Fischer, The Office, Blades of Glory
Sarah Chalke, Scrubs
Wendi McLendon-Covey, Reno 911!, Bridesmaids
Betty White, countless comedic roles over the past 60 years
I rest my case.