Jill Shargaa is a woman of multiple talents. A seasoned comedian, she founded the all-female comedy revue, Evening of Estrogen. She is also an illustrator and designer who brings a pulp sensibility to her work.

Why you should listen

Jill Shargaa’s comedy career took off in 1979, when she sold a one-liner to Joan Rivers for $9. She’s been making audiences laugh ever since, first as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Funny Farm in Orlando, Florida, next on the ABC television show America’s Funniest People (she came in third), and now with her all-female comedy revue, Evening of Estrogen.

Jill is also the founder of Shargaa Illustration and Design, and has done work for Universal Studios Creative Resources and Walt Disney Imagineering. Half illustrator and half designer, she favors concepts that, go figure, raise a chuckle.

Jill Shargaa’s TED talks