Funniest Female Comedians of All Time

Apples007
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.

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1Ellen DeGeneres

I love her in everyway, she genuinely wants to make people happy and she does using her every effort in everything she do!

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!

She just makes me laugh! She is just so likeable! - Apples007

I love her, she is one the best humans in the world! She is the best!

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2Joan RiversJoan Alexandra Molinsky, better known as Joan Rivers, was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona - where she was alternately self-deprecating or sharply acerbic, especially toward celebrities and politicians.

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.

She is the absolute funniest of all time time!

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3Lisa 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

Shes hilarious and so underrated!

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4Kathy GriffinKathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host.

Sure she is a fame loving camera whore but no one makes fun of celebrities better than her! - Apples007

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

I would like to see some comedy skits from kathy griffin on netflix

Kathy Griffin is excellent! I want to be her!

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5Roseanne BarrRoseanne Cherrie Barr is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer, director, and 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party.

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.

Saw her live many years ago in LA. Gut busting laughs all night. Her wit matched the great comedians of the time!

6Sarah 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.

She is very funny and I am a fan of hers

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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.

She is the best comedian ever. She set the bar high enough, only a rare few will ever come close

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8Phyllis Diller

None of these other women are even funny. I have seen funnier comediennes at a funeral. Phyllis I will give credit though.

Great comedian self effacing and extremely funny-- just loved her.

Phillis made it possible, for all these other comedians to have lasting successful careers. May she R I P

Ellen DeGeneres, Sarah Silverman? PLEASE

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9Carol BurnettCarol Creighton Burnett is an American actress, comedian, singer, and writer, whose career spans six decades of television.

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!

Not only a great and underrated physical comedian, she had an amazing voice. Her facial expressions are gold. The best ever, no question.

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.

The hardest working funniest female comedian after Lucille Ball. Hands Down!

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10Maria 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.

Love Maria. She is mental! Brilliantly hilarious in my book.

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The Contenders

11Tina 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 is BY FAR the funniest on this list! Why is she not on top as number one? Perhaps the list is moderated by friends of the others...

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12Wanda SykesWanda Sykes is an American comedian, writer, actress and voice artist. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America.

Wow I can't believe Wanda Sykes isn't number one! Or at least in the top five. She's so 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. - LawsonComedy

Ellen is funny in a feel-good way she makes people happy. But Wanda Sykes is so hilarious that she makes people cry. So, based on the "Comedian", I vote for Wanda Sykes.

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13Margaret 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. - Apples007

Love stories about her mother, oh how I can relate

Just funny! Not playing a stupid woman

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14Whoopi Goldberg Caryn Elaine Johnson, known professionally by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, and television host.

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

LOVE HER! She is a Scorpio like me and I get everything she does! Would love to meet her someday!

Whoopi, Carole and Lucy the most funniest women and comedians ever!

She makes comedy really funny

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15Betty White

Funniest comedienne over the years. She has perfect comedic timing even as she has aged.

Why is she not higher on this list? This woman is walking comedic gold. I love her so much!

Half a Century of laughter, including today.

Oh hell no, betty should be way higher than this

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16Paula Poundstone

She would literally bring tears to my eyes, especially how quick she was interacting with audience. Her materially was extremely funny, but her interactions with audience were even funnier. Shows you she truly is a funny person.

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!

Funny without being crude or vulgar!

One of the best!

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17Loni Love
18Judy Gold

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

19Stevie Ryan
20Janeane 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.

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

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