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

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    Tina Fey

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    Carol Burnett

    1933 More
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    1958 More
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    1911 More
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    1970 More
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    Jane Lynch

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    Joan Rivers

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    Wanda Sykes

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    Melissa McCarthy

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    Phyllis Diller

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    Chelsea Handler

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    Amy Schumer

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    Maya Rudolph

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    Madeline Kahn

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    Mary Tyler Moore

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    Zooey Deschanel

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    Lisa Kudrow

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    Kathy Griffin

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    Amy Sedaris

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    Goldie Hawn

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    Lisa Lampanelli

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    Whoopi Goldberg

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    Roseanne Barr

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    Janeane Garofalo

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    Margaret Cho

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    Sandra Bullock

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    Bea Arthur

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    Tracey Ullman

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    Maria Bamford

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    1925 More
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    1954 More
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    Rebel Wilson

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    Whitney Cummings

    1982 More
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    Kaitlin Olson

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    Jane Curtin

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    Kathleen Madigan

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    Rita Rudner

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    Aubrey Plaza

    1984 More
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    Terri Garr

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    Bette Midler

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    Vicki Lawrence

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    Paula Poundstone

    1959 More
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    Brett Butler

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