The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time People
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The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time

List Criteria: The funny females on this list can be from the world of stand up comedy, television, radio or cinema.

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 (or 'commediennes' if you're fancy) are just as funny as any male comedians, if not funnier. Plus, they get to tell female-friendly jokes that most men wouldn't touch with a 10 foot poll. 

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 (and beautiful!) 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. Some of them are considered to be the funniest people of all time. 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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    Tina Fey

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    Joan Rivers

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    Chelsea Handler

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    Madeline Kahn

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    Amy Schumer

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    Margaret Cho

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    Rita Rudner

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    Janeane Garofalo

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    Maria Bamford

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    Whitney Cummings

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    Bette Midler

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    Diane Keaton

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