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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?"
  • Susan Essman (born May 31, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, writer and television producer, best known for her role as Susie Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bobbi Wexler on Broad City, and the voice of Mittens in Bolt....  more
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Gender: Female

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  • Iliza Vie Shlesinger (; born February 22, 1983) is an American comedian. She was the 2008 winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing and went on to host the syndicated dating show Excused and the TBS comedy/game show Separation Anxiety. In 2017, she briefly hosted her own late-night talk show called Truth & Iliza on Freeform....  more
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
    • Gender: Female

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    Kristína Farkašová

    Kristína Farkašová is a Slovak actress, singer, dramaturge, presenter, stand-up comedienne, editor, blogger and naïve art painter. She studied dramaturgy at Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and at Faculty of Theater in Prague, Czech Republic. Since 2004, she is a regular member of the Naive Theater Radošina in Bratislava, while made guest appearances for The Drama Club in Prague. For her role of Klára in Pouta, she received a Czech Lion-nomination as the Best Actress in Leading Role in 2011. From 2008, she hosts a television program called Postav dom, zasaď strom, and most currently also the music show Pop Legends, both produced by RSTV....  more
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
    • Gender: Female
  • Janette Barber (born September 25, 1953) is an American comic, television producer, and writer. She has won six Emmy Awards, including five that she shares with the writers and producers of The Rosie O'Donnell Show. After that show ended, Barber continued to work with O'Donnell on The View and on O'Donnell's blog "JaHeRo". Barber is also known for her recovery from chronic pain, and her story was reported on 20/20, Larry King Live and elsewhere. In addition, Barber acts as the food expert and spokesperson for Molly McButter....  more
    • Age: 67
    • Gender: Female