18 Great Comedy Lead Performances By Women. this list of 18 women who embodied 18 great lead roles in comedies dating from right now . her last appearance), a sad reflection of how Hollywood treats older actresses. Hollywood's love affair with old dudes romancing young women disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time . Let's give Steve Carell and this black comedy credit: Seeking a Friend. Comedy Actresses in their 60s, 70s, and 80s+. Years later, a year-old Jane Curtin auditioned for a comedy variety show. which turned out.