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Famous Female Comedians

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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. 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. (639 items)
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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 contract ...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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    Jenny McCarthy

    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 film ...more

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    • Age: 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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    Tina Fey

    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 Wanted. Fey ...more

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    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
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    Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 4 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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    Raven-Symoné

    Raven-Symoné is listed (or ranked) 5 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 Are ...more

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    • Age: 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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    Ellen DeGeneres

    Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 6 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 1986 ...more

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    • Age: 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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    Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 7 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: 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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    Sarah Silverman

    Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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    Sarah Kate Silverman is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actress. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism and religion, having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion. Silverman was a writer and occasional performer ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock, There's Something About Mary, Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic
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