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The Best Comedy Specials By Women

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Vote up the best comedy specials from female comedians since 2000.

Many people still view comedy as a boys' club. However, once you watch a few stand-up specials from women, it is clear as day women are just as funny (if not funnier) than the guys. As the world settled into the 21st century more comedy specials from women started to be available and once streaming services like produced their own comedy specials, it became a lot easier to find and follow your favorite female comedians on Netflix or other on demand services. You don't even have to look that far to find excellent shows. You can find the funniest female comedy specials on everything from Hulu to Comedy Central. After voting on this list, you should definitely settle in and check out one of these specials from the funniest ladies in stand-up comedy this century

Tig Notaro, Ali Wong, Amy Schumer, and so many other funny women have taken the stage to deliver a full hour of non-stop laughs. Leslie Jones has an irreverent style in her 2009 special Problem Child, but if you want comedy that is a bit more introspective, then make sure to watch Hannah Gadsby's special Nanette. Even old-guard female comedians like Kathy Griffen and Joan Rivers have recent comedy specials. No matter what type of comedy you prefer, there is something out there for everyone. 

Which of these female stand-up specials have you seen before? Which ones do you like best? Vote for your favorites so that everyone can see who the funniest ladies out there are. If you're sick and tired of men getting all the attention, then this list is for you. 

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  • Natasha Leggero: Live at Bimbo’s
    1

    Natasha Leggero: Live at Bimbo’s

  • Esther Povitsky: Hot For My Name
    2

    Esther Povitsky: Hot For My Name

  • Michelle Wolf: Joke Show
    3

    Michelle Wolf: Joke Show

  • Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple
    4

    Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple

  • Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend
    6

    Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend

  • Maria Bamford: Weakness Is the Brand
    8

    Maria Bamford: Weakness Is the Brand

  • Ali Wong: Don Wong is a 2022 American stand up comedy special directed by Nahnatchka Khan. Sexual satisfaction. Marriage and sidepieces. Money. Power. Respect. Ali stands up for women who want it all ...more
  • Nikki Glaser: Bangin’
    11

    Nikki Glaser: Bangin’

  • Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me is a 2009 comedy film directed by Beth Mc Carthy-Miller.
  • Wanda Sykes: What Happened… Ms. Sykes?
    13

    Wanda Sykes: What Happened… Ms. Sykes?

  • Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?
    14

    Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?

  • Anne Edmonds: What’s Wrong With You
    15

    Anne Edmonds: What’s Wrong With You

  • Best jokes: Taylor Swift, Acting in Commercials, Get the F*ck Out

  • Comedian Sarah Silverman brings her patent, no-holds-barred humor to the stage in this performance film. Based almost entirely on Silverman's successful show of the same name which appeared on ...more
  • Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast
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    Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast

  • Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)
    19

    Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)

  • Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis
    20

    Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis

  • Katherine Ryan: In Trouble
    21

    Katherine Ryan: In Trouble

    Best jokes:

  • Beth Stelling: Girl Daddy
    22

    Beth Stelling: Girl Daddy

  • Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah
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    Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah

  • Best jokes: Say Anything, Arrogant, Snap!

    Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired is a 2006 documentry written by Wanda Sykes and directed by Michael Drumm.
  • Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room
    25

    Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

    Best Jokes: Men Are Like Dolphins, "Safe Spaces" For Men