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Famous Female Comedians

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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. 

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  • Joan Rivers
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    Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan Rivers, was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host. She was noted for her often controversial comedic persona—heavily self-deprecating and sharply acerbic, especially towards celebrities and politicians. Rivers rose to prominence in 1965 as a guest on The Tonight Show. Hosted by her mentor, Johnny Carson, the show established Rivers' comedic style. In 1986, with her own rival program, The Late Show with Joan Rivers, Rivers became the first woman to host a late night network television talk show. She subsequently hosted The Joan Rivers Show (1989–1993), winning a Daytime... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Raven-Symoné
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    Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (; born December 10, 1985), also known as Raven, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She began her career as a child actress, appearing as Olivia Kendall on The Cosby Show (1989–1992) and Nicole Lee on Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1993–1997). As a teenager, she starred as Raven Baxter on the Disney Channel television series That's So Raven (2003–2007), for which she was nominated for numerous accolades. Pearman's film credits include Dr. Dolittle (1998), Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), College Road Trip (2008), and successful television films, including Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999), The Cheetah Girls (2003), its sequel Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), For One... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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  • Ellen DeGeneres
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    Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003. Her stand-up career started in the early 1980s, and included a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. As a film actress, DeGeneres starred in Mr. Wrong (1996), EDtv (1999), and The Love Letter (1999), and provided the voice of Dory in the Pixar animated films Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016); for Nemo, she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first time an actress won... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, USA

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  • Rosie O'Donnell
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    Roseann O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She began her comedy career as a teenager and received her breakthrough on the television series Star Search in 1984. After a series of television and film roles that introduced her to a larger national audience, O'Donnell hosted her own syndicated daytime talk show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, between 1996 and 2002, which won several Daytime Emmy Awards. During this period, she developed the nickname "Queen of Nice", as well as a reputation for philanthropic efforts. From 2006 to 2007, O'Donnell endured a controversial run as the moderator on the daytime talk show The View, which... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Commack, New York, United States of America

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