Funniest Female Comedians of All Time


August 2, 2015 - This is the list of the funniest female comics. Some of them don't get the recognition they deserve so I am making a list to pay tribute to the many funny female comics. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Ellen DeGeneres
I love her in everyway, she genuinely wants to make people happy and she does using her every effort in everything she do!
She just makes me laugh! She is just so likeable!


Her show is awesome and she is a very likeable person that everyone can relate to. The famous people that go in her show are always open to her, because they know she is a professional in everything she does!
[Newest]Ellen makes so many people happy. Ellen, if you are reading this, I want you to know that each and every single day you make my day 110% better. Thank you.

2Kathy Griffin
What an original~Kathy is fearless, will sacrifice everything to entertain her audience no matter how non-"politically correct" it makes her look or sound. Honest, brave, loyal, Some people don't get her, but I do~She's a very compassionate person & I love her for who she is & all she does. Maggie (her mom) rocks, too! :-D
Sure she is a fame loving camera whore but no one makes fun of celebrities better than her!


She has no facial expression! I feel like she shows no emotion and did not like her on fashion police.

3Joan Rivers
What a legend. Joan Rivers has to be named the most resilient female comedienne of all time. It is impossible to watch her and not laugh, no matter how rude, crude and filthy her jokes. Cannot beat Joan Rivers
Love and admire Joan. She's a tough cookie and takes no prisoners and has had an interesting life and is the funniest woman in America, in my opinion.
I love Joan Rivers! She is so crude and racist and mean but it's just so hard not to laugh. She's such a doll. I love her.

4Sarah Silverman
She is not only very funny in every way possible, but she is very cute. I like her wit, her attitude towards life and says exactly what is on her mind. I think she is very real, truthful and speaks from the heart. Would like to sit down and chit chat with Sarah get to known her and laugh all day for a change.
Fearless and real. The timing of a genius.
Probably my #1 choice as she is a laugh out loud stand up that others on the list are not.
[Newest]She is very funny and I am a fan of hers

5Lisa Lampanelli
The queen of mean, none other then Lisa Lampanelli! In my opinion, she's the only funny female comedian out there. Not only is she like the funniest female comedian, but she's like one of my top 10 favorite comedians of all time!
Lisa kills when you see her live. Make sure to check her out. She will be in a theater near you...
she's not afraid to comment on any race... religon... I can't believe she even talks about jews
[Newest]No one can come close

6Margaret Cho
Margaret Cho is by far the most inspirational and butt-bustingly hilarious comedian in our entire species. She is idolized by thousands of fans for her wit, delivery, but most importantly, her beautiful to-the-point message of equality and tolerance. She personally inspires me everyday.
I can listen to her tell stories about her family for hours.


Love stories about her mother, oh how I can relate

7Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball started the sitcom, almost every comedy show we watch on television today owes something to I Love Lucy. She was such a perfectionist and always got everything absolutely right, always the funniest it could be. I'm only a teenager, yet Lucy is my favourite actress.
She is voted the first by T.V. guide, and she deserves it! No sexual innuendos, violence, low taste, violence, and she could make people roll on the floor and laugh!
Simply the best. Not raunchy or needing tasteless humor or foul language to get attention. Just pure natural comedy. No one else will ever be like her again.
[Newest]List is invalid without Lucy on top. She in unarguably the queen of comedy.

8Wanda Sykes
Wow I can't believe Wanda Sykes isn't number one! Or at least in the top five. She's so freaking hilarious I love her
This woman is truly off the chain. Deserves much more attention than she gets. I love her on stage and on screen... Funny to the core... She makes you want to hang out with her she is so real.
My personal favorite female comedian. She's funny like a dude, and I mean that in a good way. She's smart, socially concious and isn't afraid to go dark at times.


[Newest]I love her wit!

9Carol Burnett
She is truly amazing, kind, nice, and most of all hilarious. She could take a simple question or statement and make it a 4 min knee slapper!
I miss Carol Burnett on T.V.. Her shows were always so entertaining as well as the male counterparts who shared her weekly shows. The jokes they played on each other were hilarious and even had each other laughing at themselves. Hope she makes a comeback including her buddies.
Not only a great and underrated physical comedian, she had an amazing voice. Her facial expressions are gold. The best ever, no question.
[Newest]Well, the fact that she is as much kind and lovely as she is funny, is absolutely gold!

10Whoopi Goldberg
Funny, very good acting in movies, but also her stand-up comedy has very funny jokes and tricks!


LOVE HER! She is a Scorpio like me and I get everything she does! Would love to meet her someday!
I can't believe Whoopi is so low! She is a legend!
[Newest]Give me a break. Funny. Get a perspective

The Contenders

11Roseanne Barr
If all you saw was her sitcom, see some standup clips. Unapologetically cranky and indifferent to others opinions, there's a reason her sitcom lasted so long.

12Phyllis Diller
None of these other women are even funny. I have seen funnier comediennes at a funeral. Phyllis I will give credit though.
Phillis made it possible, for all these other comedians to have lasting successful careers. May she R I P
Great comedian self effacing and extremely funny-- just loved her.
[Newest]Ellen DeGeneres, Sarah Silverman? PLEASE

13Maria Bamford
I second Maria Bamford. She's the only comedian who actually does edgy, original, dice-rolling comedy. Every other female comedian basically talks about how weird or stupid men are.
Actually funny, instead of just trying to push the boundaries of what women are supposed to be. That has its role, but doesn't always make for the best kind of comedy.
One of the best comedians out there today, hands down. And that's including both men and women. Her delivery style and the voices she uses are fantastic.
[Newest]Love Maria. She is mental! Brilliantly hilarious in my book.

14Loni Love

15Judy Gold
She is so funny, she makes plain old stuff hilarious, especially mom humor.

16Paula Poundstone
Paula is a really underrated comedian.. She deserves to be credited with setting the bar.. Totally funny without being vulgar or offensive in any way!
Years ago when I discovered Paula Poundstone she was at her prime I reckon. She is hilarious and could have been an Ellen Degen if her career had gone differently. Brilliant woman.
Funny without being crude or vulgar!

17Janeane Garofalo
A Legend kind of like a female bill hicks just wish she would move to England and stop letting the stupid yanks bother her. I don't get how they pretend she is the crazy one.
Dry sarcasm filled with wit.


Funny to think that she was in an episode of Seinfeld.
Janeane Garofolo also has great tattoos!
Someone I would like to meet

18Whitney Cummings
Whitney is the queen of female comedians... Nobody else even comes close to her wit.
I have watched several comic's and I have never laughed so hard as I did when I watched her! She's awesome!
She's hot and hilarious

She can just make you realte to her! Very likeable and charming. Plus when she laughs at her own joke you don't hate her for it because it makes the joke even funnier


Love her, where did you go?

20Tina Fey
Tina Fey should be #1 on this list. What the hell is wrong with you? She is the funniest woman of all time. Ellen isn't even all that funny. No one will remember Ellen and her shows in the future. Tina Fey and "30 Rock" will be remembered, just like "Seinfeld". Both "Seinfeld" and "30 Rock" will be remembered because they are timeless classics! The End.
C'mon She has her hit show 30 rock (its won countless emmy's)
She does the best Sarah Palin impression
and she made SNL hilarious.
Tina Fey has never done any stand up. She is really funny on snl and 30 rock, but she is not a comedian per say. Just a great comic writer.

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