Comedy The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the funniest stand-up comedians and comic actors who are hardcore feminists.

This list contains information about the best feminist comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best feminist comedians come in many forms. Some famous feminist comedians are political in their stand-up acts while other feminist comedians criticize male privilege. A few hilarious feminist comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top feminist comedians list? Lily Tomlin has to be at the top. As a feminist for most of her life, Tomlin always pushes forward a feminist agenda with humor and strength. In the 1970s, she famously zinged Johnny Carson after he asked her about her lack of children by saying, “Well, I like children, but I don’t want to bear children. By the way, who has custody of yours? Sarah Silverman is another fearless feminist comedian.

Roseanne Barr redefined the meaning of the term “housewife” when she emerged on the stand-up scene in the 1980s. Other hilarious comics featured on this best feminist comedians list include Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes, and Chelsea Handler.

Which feminist comedian do you think is the funniest? Give the best stand-ups a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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23 9
Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
I Heart Huckabees, Nine to Five, Nashville

2
20 8
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Fashion Police, The Joan Rivers Show, The Joan Rivers Show

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19 9
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now

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19 9
Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock, There's Something About Mary

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17 9
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Over the Hedge, Rio, Evan Almighty

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12 5
Margaret Cho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Drop Dead Diva, Face/Off, Notorious C.H.O.

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13 7
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, MTV Video Music Awards 2010

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11 6
Ali Wong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Savages, Super Sleuths, Hey Girl

9
12 7
Iliza Shlesinger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
The Soup, Last Comic Standing, Chelsea Lately

10
18 13
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff

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9 5
Jenny Slate is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Obvious Child, Zootopia, The Lorax

12
6 4
Michelle Wolf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time

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12 11
Kathy Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Pulp Fiction, Kathy

14
5 5
Sasheer Zamata is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Hey Girl

15
4 4
Rachel Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Top Five, Circus Maximus

16
3 4
Jena Friedman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Jena Friedman

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2 3
Emily Heller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Emily Heller

18
5 7
Jen Kirkman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time

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4 6
Megan Neuringer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Megan Neuringer Bachelorette, How to Be a Man, The Brit List

20
3 6
Bridget Everett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Bridget Everett Sex and the City, Gayby

21
2 5
Cameron Esposito is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Cameron Esposito

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1 4
Rhea Butcher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Rhea Butcher

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11 17
Roseanne Barr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Roseanne, The Roseanne Show, General Hospital

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1 6
Nicole Byer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Nicole Byer

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0 5
Phoebe Robinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Phoebe Robinson

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0 5
Aparna Nancherla is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Aparna Nancherla

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0 6
Kate Berlant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Feminist Comedians of All Time
Kate Berlant The Greggs