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Famous Female Stand-up Comedians

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List of famous female stand-up comedians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female stand-up comedians list contains the most prominent and top females known for being stand-up comedians. There are thousand of females working as stand-up comedians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic stand-up comedians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a stand-up comedian then the people below should give you inspiration.

List contains people like Chelsea Handler and Deirdre O'Kane.

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