comedy The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s  

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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
Rita Rudner age 63

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s

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Margaret Cho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Margaret Cho age 48

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Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s

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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s

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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Wanda Sykes age 53

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Wendy Liebman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Wendy Liebman age 54

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Kathy Griffin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Kathy Griffin age 56

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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 51

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Judy Gold is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Judy Gold age 54

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Susie Essman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Susie Essman age 61

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Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s

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Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s
Joy Behar age 74