The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time People

The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time

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The funniest female comedians star on our favorite sitcoms, perform standup at the top comedy clubs and best of all, make us laugh until we cry. These talented female comedians are just as funny as any male comedians, if not funnier, plus they are beautiful as well. Watch out men, this list of female comedians are the ultimate double threat.

Alone, these female comedians are utterly hilarious on their own but when they team up, watch out. That was exactly the case in 2011 when funny ladies like Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy teamed up with some of the funniest minds in film today to make the smash comedy hit "Bridesmaids." Previously, Wiig was known mainly for her many quirky characters on "Saturday Night Live," but she's more than just a funny lady, she's a smart one too, Kristen Wiig has the answer to Global Warming..

For others, the leap from the gut-busting standup acts to primetime television came after the female comedians got noticed by the networks. Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings and even Ellen DeGeneres all paid their dues on the standup circuit before getting their own television series.

Whether these talented female comedians make us laugh with their television shows, appear in hilarious comedy movies, are familiar faces on Comedy Central or simply provide the best hilariously inappropriate jokes on celebrity roasts, each rival any of the top male comedians in the business today. Have a funny lady that makes you laugh until you wet your pants? Tell us by adding her or voting her up below!
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    Betty White

    1922 More
    100
    added by: Sydni
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    the people's #1 &often listed
    Tina Fey

    1970 More
    94
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    Carol Burnett

    1933 More
    93
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    1958 More
    91
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    1911 More
    90
    added by: SalvatoreIanni
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    1973 More
    81
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    1971 More
    80
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    1939 More
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    1961 More
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    added by: Mark
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    1970 More
    70
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    1960 More
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    Joan Rivers

    1933 More
    68
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    1964 More
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    1970 More
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    1917 More
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    1946 More
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    Chelsea Handler

    1975 More
    62
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    1981 More
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    added by: ShawnJS1981
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    1972 More
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    Madeline Kahn

    1942 More
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    Mary Tyler Moore

    1936 More
    55
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    1963 More
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    Kathy Griffin

    1960 More
    53
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    added by: TomChristensen
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    1945 More
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    1974 More
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    Lisa Lampanelli

    1961 More
    51
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    Whoopi Goldberg

    1955 More
    51
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    Roseanne Barr

    1952 More
    50
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    Janeane Garofalo

    1964 More
    50
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    Margaret Cho

    1968 More
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    Sandra Bullock

    1964 More
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    added by: GregM.Reyes
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    Bea Arthur

    1922 More
    46
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    Tracey Ullman

    1959 More
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    Maria Bamford

    1970 More
    45
    added by: Lons
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    1925 More
    44
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    1954 More
    43
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    Rebel Wilson

    1986 More
    42
    added by: masnella
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    controversial
    Whitney Cummings

    1982 More
    42
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    Jane Curtin

    1947 More
    42
    added by: bdeitur
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    Kaitlin Olson

    1975 More
    42
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    Rita Rudner

    1953 More
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    controversial
    Kathleen Madigan

    1965 More
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    added by: Hawk51
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    Aubrey Plaza

    1984 More
    40
    added by: Benjamin Dunn
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    Terri Garr

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    Vicki Lawrence

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    Paula Poundstone

    1959 More
    37
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    Bette Midler

    1945 More
    37
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