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The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s 

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Updated October 13, 2018 1.9k votes 501 voters 30.5k views 14 items

List Rules Vote up the female comedians that were the best at stand up in the '90s

The 1990s were a great time for standup comedy and many of the best 90s stand up comedians were women. Margaret Cho and Sarah Silverman, two of the best 90s comedians, were in their prime during this decade. Great 90s female comedians like Wanda Sykes and Kathy Griffin made a huge impact in the standup comedy world and it is no coincidence that both of them transitioned from the stand up stage to the TV screen. However, those two women (arguably two of the funniest 90s stand up comedians) never forgot their roots and still perform live standup comedy to this day. So, vote up which one of these comedians who you personally consider to be the greatest of the decade.

The funniest 90s comedians ranged from Jewish women (like Joy Behar and Susie Essman) to lesbian women (like Margaret Cho and Rosie O’Donnell) to just plain goofy women (like Rita Rudner and Caroline Rhea). The great 90s comedians captured the style of the time, just like Jeneane Garofalo did with her liberal-leaning commentary of the 1990s.

The comedy world in the 1990s  was defined by these women. Though Behar went onto The View, she was still considered one of the best 90s female comedians, while Essman ended up on Curb Your Enthusiasm because of her reputation as one of the top 90s stand up comedians.

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Rita Rudner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 65 from Miami, Florida, United States of America
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Wendy Liebman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 57 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 61 from Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America
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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 54 from Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America
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Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 54 from Newton, New Jersey, United States of America
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Margaret Cho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 50 from USA, California, San Francisco
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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 48 from Manchester, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Maria Bamford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
RayHolloway added Age 48 from USA, California, Port Hueneme
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Caroline Rhea is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Caroline Rhea Age 54 from Montreal, Canada
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Judy Gold is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 56 from Newark, New Jersey, USA
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Kathy Griffin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 58 from USA, Chicago, Illinois
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Susie Essman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 63 from New York City, USA, New York
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Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 56 from Commack, New York, United States of America
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Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Age 76 from Williamsburg, New York City, New York, United States of America