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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?"
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Stand-up Comedians
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Chelsea Handler has become one of entertainment’s most sought-after and versatile rising stars. In July 2007, Handler broke into the world of late night talk shows with her E! series, Chelsea Lately, airing weeknights at 11 PM. Consistently the network’s highest rated program, Chelsea Lately offers ...more

Age: 42

Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Model, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, MTV Video Music Awards 2010, After Lately

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#33 on The Funniest Comedians on the Howard Stern Show

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Rebel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Stand-up Comedians
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Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson is an Australian actress, writer, entrepreneur, and stand-up comedian. She began appearing as Toula in the SBS comedy series Pizza and the sketch comedy series The Wedge. In 2008, Wilson wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy series Bogan Pride. The ...more

Age: 31

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Profession: Spokesperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids, Pain & Gain

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Lisa Lampanelli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Stand-up Comedians
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Lisa Lampanelli is an American stand-up comedian and insult comic. She is noted for her racy and controversial style of comedy. Much of her material is ethnic humor, centering around various types of minority groups, most notably racial minorities and homosexuals. ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Trumbull, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up comedian

Credits: Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy, The Aristocrats, Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson, The Apprentice

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#19 on The Funniest Comedians on the Howard Stern Show

#19 on The Best Frequent Howard Stern Guests

#18 on The Most Irritating Howard Stern Show Regulars

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Stand-up 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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#29 on The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

#19 on Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

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