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List of famous female comedians, featuring bios and photos when available. This female comedians list contains the most prominent and top females known for being comedians. Featuring the funniest female SNL alumni, this list also includes the hottest funny women of all time. The female comedians of note are listed by their level of prominence, and you can be sorted by various bits of information like date of birth or birthplace. There are thousand of females working as comedians in the world, but this list highlights only the notable ones.

Tina Fey and Ellen DeGeneres are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list. Some of the funniest people in the world are women. From legends like Sarah Silverman to up-and-comers like Whitney Cummings and Amy Schumer, female comics are some of the best in the genre today.

While this isn't a list of all female comedians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female comedians in the world?" and "Who are the best female comedians?"

The most notable female comedians in history and today are shown below. Enjoy this list of well-known, leading female comedians. If you want to share these historic female comedians you can use one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 

Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film ...more

Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl

Credits: Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire

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Jenny McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy is an American model, television host, comedian, actress, author, and anti-vaccine activist. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then parlayed her Playboy fame into a television and ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Model, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: The View, Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthy, Playboy: Jenny McCarthy, the Playboy Years Scary Movie 3

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series 30 Rock, and films such as Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Date Night, and Muppets Most ...more

Age: 46

Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Comedians
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Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actress. She placed fourth on the fifth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and she placed second on Comedy Central's Reality Bites Back. In 2012, she held a recurring role on the Adult Swim series Delocated. She is the star ...more

Age: 35

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up comedian

Credits: Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff, 2015 MTV Movie Awards

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