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List of famous female comedians, featuring bios and photos when available. This female comedians list contains the most prominent and top females known for being comedians. Featuring the funniest female SNL alumni, this list also includes the hottest funny women of all time. The female comedians of note are listed by their level of prominence, and you can be sorted by various bits of information like date of birth or birthplace. There are thousand of females working as comedians in the world, but this list highlights only the notable ones.

Tina Fey and Ellen DeGeneres are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list. Some of the funniest people in the world are women. From legends like Sarah Silverman to up-and-comers like Whitney Cummings and Amy Schumer, female comics are some of the best in the genre today.

While this isn't a list of all female comedians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female comedians in the world?" and "Who are the best female comedians?"

The most notable female comedians in history and today are shown below. Enjoy this list of well-known, leading female comedians. If you want to share these historic female comedians you can use one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film ...more

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Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer Showgirl

Credits: Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire

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#44 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#131 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#42 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

#266 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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Jenny McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy is an American model, television host, comedian, actress, author, and anti-vaccine activist. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then parlayed her Playboy fame into a television and ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Model, Author Actor, + more

Credits: The View, Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthy, Playboy: Jenny McCarthy, the Playboy Years Scary Movie 3

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#91 on Celebrities You Wouldn't Want as Neighbors

#150 on The Biggest Douchebags in Hollywood

#195 on Annoying Celebrities Who Should Just Go Away Already

#29 on People You Want South Park to Make Fun of

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series 30 Rock, and films such as Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Date Night, and Muppets Most ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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#45 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#162 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#97 on The Best Actresses Working Today

#134 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actress. She placed fourth on the fifth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and she placed second on Comedy Central's Reality Bites Back. In 2012, she held a recurring role on the Adult Swim series Delocated. She is the star ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor Stand-up comedian

Credits: Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff, 2015 MTV Movie Awards

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#125 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#630 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#205 on The Funniest People of All Time

#70 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona — where she was alternately self-deprecating or sharply acerbic, especially toward celebrities and politicians. Rivers came to ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1933-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Fashion Police, The Joan Rivers Show, The Joan Rivers Show, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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#13 on The Most Annoying TV Hosts

#143 on The Funniest People of All Time

#122 on The Biggest Douchebags in Hollywood

#490 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Raven-Symoné is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman is an American actress, comedian, model, singer, songwriter, dancer, and television producer. She first appeared on television in 1989 on The Cosby Show as Olivia Kendall. She released her debut album, Here's to New Dreams in 1993; the single, "That's What Little Girls ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Fashion Model, Film Producer Actor, + more

Credits: The View, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Dr. Dolittle 2, Doctor Dolittle

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#359 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#118 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#20 on The Best Dance-pop Artists

#10 on The Best Looking Gay Women

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. Her stand up career started in the early 1980s, culminating in a ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now, The 79th Annual Academy Awards

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#58 on The Most Annoying TV Hosts

#1114 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#16 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#46 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights activist, television producer, and collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company R Family ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Commack, New York, United States of America

Profession: Editor, Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer Film Producer, + more

Credits: Tarzan, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, The Flintstones Hedwig and the Angry Inch, + more

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#8 on The Most Annoying TV Hosts

#619 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#1248 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#553 on The Funniest People of All Time

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