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List of famous female stand-up comedians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female stand-up comedians list contains the most prominent and top females known for being stand-up comedians. There are thousand of females working as stand-up comedians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic stand-up comedians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a stand-up comedian then the people below should give you inspiration.

List contains people like Chelsea Handler and Deirdre O'Kane.

While this isn't a list of all female stand-up comedians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female stand-up comedians?" and "Who are the best female stand-up comedians?"
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Stand-up Comedians
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Chelsea Handler has become one of entertainment’s most sought-after and versatile rising stars. In July 2007, Handler broke into the world of late night talk shows with her E! series, Chelsea Lately, airing weeknights at 11 PM. Consistently the network’s highest rated program, Chelsea Lately offers ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Model Screenwriter, + more

Credits: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, MTV Video Music Awards 2010, After Lately

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#41 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#89 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

#22 on The All-Time Greatest Late Night Talk Show Hosts

#32 on The Funniest Comedians on the Howard Stern Show

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Rebel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Stand-up Comedians
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Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson is an Australian actress, writer, entrepreneur, and stand-up comedian. She began appearing as Toula in the SBS comedy series Pizza and the sketch comedy series The Wedge. In 2008, Wilson wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy series Bogan Pride. The ...more

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Profession: Spokesperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids, Pain & Gain

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

#76 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

#8 on Celebrity Couples We Are Rooting For

#41 on The Best Celebrity Partners to Have on a Game Show

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Lisa Lampanelli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Stand-up Comedians
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Lisa Lampanelli is an American stand-up comedian and insult comic. She is noted for her racy and controversial style of comedy. Much of her material is ethnic humor, centering around various types of minority groups, most notably racial minorities and homosexuals. ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Trumbull, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Stand-up comedian

Credits: Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy, The Aristocrats, Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson, The Apprentice

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#19 on The Best Frequent Howard Stern Guests

#18 on The Most Irritating Howard Stern Show Regulars

#19 on The Funniest Comedians on the Howard Stern Show

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Stand-up 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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#62 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#28 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

#23 on The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

#61 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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Susie Essman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Stand-up Comedians
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Susan "Susie" Essman is an American stand-up comedian, actress, writer and television producer, best known for her role as Susie Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm and the voice of Mittens in Bolt. ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting, Writer Stand-up comedian

Credits: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bolt, Volcano, Cop Out Crocodile Dundee II, + more

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#39 on The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time

#11 on The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s

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Iliza Shlesinger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Stand-up Comedians
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Iliza Vie Shlesinger is an American comedian. She was the winner of the sixth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing and host of the syndicated dating show Excused. ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Stand-up comedian

Credits: The Soup, Last Comic Standing, Chelsea Lately, Paradise Excused, + more

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#68 on The Most Original Comedians

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Kristína Farkašová is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Stand-up Comedians
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Kristína Farkašová is a Slovak actress, singer, dramaturge, presenter, stand-up comedienne, editor, blogger and naïve art painter. She studied dramaturgy at Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and at Faculty of Theater in Prague, Czech Republic. Since 2004, she is a regular member of the Naive ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia

Profession: Editor, Painter, Dramaturge, Actor Singer, + more

Credits: Walking Too Fast

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Janette Barber is an American comic, television producer, and writer. She has won six Emmy Awards, including five that she shares with the writers and producers of The Rosie O'Donnell Show. After that show ended, Barber continued to work with O'Donnell on The View and on O'Donnell's blog "JaHeRo". ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: United States of America

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

Credits: The Rosie O'Donnell Show

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