Funniest Female Comedians of All Time


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

Sarah 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.
WIth her biting sarcasm how could you not laugh till it hurts!


Fearless and real. The timing of a genius.
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2Ellen 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!
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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
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4Kathy 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!


I would like to see some comedy skits from kathy griffin on netflix
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5Joan 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

Joan has a body of Jokes that is amazing At 77 she is relevant and topical! She made it in a man's world first! With Phyllis Diller
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.
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6Lucille 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.
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7Carol Burnett
Versatile, quick and so funny. She had a great sense of timing. A great person to work with other comedians.
She could react to audience's questions with such consistently funny remarks.
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!
Her show showed her multi-talents, but her humor was timeless!
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8Loni Love

9Margaret 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
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10Phyllis Diller
I was a stand-up. I ran 2 comedy clubs. I gave Bill Hicks his first gig and was tight with Sam Kinison at the start of his career. I have never seen a tighter comedian male or female then Phyllis Diller. I timed her. She would get strong laugh every 4 second. I saw most of the stand-up greats perform live and although there were other stand-ups I preferred to Phyllis (perhaps because they made me think more then Phyllis) but as far as solid laughs go I don't think it is humanly possible to have been a much stronger act then her. As far as stan-ups go. the list is missing Lily Tomlin, Whoopy Goldberg, Elayne Boosler, Moms Maybley and to not include Gracie Allen is criminal.
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
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The Contenders

11Wanda 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.


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12Judy Gold

13Roseanne 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.

14Whoopi 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!
verry funny brill love her

15Whitney Cummings
Whitney is the queen of female comedians... Nobody else even comes close to her wit.

16Janeane Garofalo

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

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.


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


18Maria 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.
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19Tina 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.
While I find this list lame, Tina Fey is absolutely one of the most relevant comedians ever. And her work and writing are timless.
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20Natasha Leggero
She's fantastic! Should be higher up the list than this.

21Amy Schumer
She's unreal. Her style feels exactly like the banter you'd have with your friends.
A dirty girl just the way I like them. And very hot.
Great show, great timing, pretty girl.
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22Kathleen Madigan
Her delivery is perfect, and she pokes fun at everyday life.. LOVE her!
Love her, so funny and real
Fantastic! Love her work.

23Paula 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!
Funny without being crude or vulgar!
Cat woman is one of a kind!
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24Rosie O'Donnell
If she is funny enough to befriend Madonna (and stay friends with her *cough*, Sandra Bernhard *cough*) she's gotta be pretty funny!
SHE was funnier than lucille ball

25Katharine Hepburn

Her wit and presentation were magnificent!

26Lily Tomlin
Wish she still performed. Thought she was truly hilarious.
Don't see her any more, but during her stride " 70s? 80s? Into the 90s? " she was one in a million. Her telephone operator ("one ringy-dingy; two ringy-dingy...) was classic. How about her line where she's an actress to pay the rent, but her real ambition is to become a waitress.

27Jo Brand

28Claudette Colbert

She was so sweet and innocent and funny in, "Ithappened One Night".

29Betty White
The SNL routine she did about sex and the inuendo is an all time classic. Her timing and control is unmatched with today's comedians. It will be a long time before her genius is equaled.
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.
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30Bea Arthur

How this woman is not higher on the list, I don't know! She had such a dry and sarcastic sense of delivering comedic lines.

Such deadpan and sardonic humor. No one could do it like Bea!

31Gracie Allen
Most People don't remember Gracie, the funniest lady that ever performed, But I do. She was the best one line artist that got on a stage.
George Burns himself said Gracie was the true comedic genius.

32Sandra Bernhard

She has her own f*$ off attitude and I love her for it.


33Amy Poehler
Sharp-witted blonde powerhouse! :D
Amy Pohler contiues to be one of the funniest women on Television. Everything she does is great, and Park and Rec is one of the funniest shows on.

34Mae West
"Ten men waiting outside my door?... Send one of 'em home. I'm tired. "

35Miranda Hart
She queen of females in comedy ( kaley Cucco in waiting) she bets all the males

36Victoria Wood

37Lindsay Ellis

38Stephanie Courtney

39Jane Lynch

40Kristen Wiig

41Alison Becker

42Kate Clinton

43Moms Mabley
How do you forget her?!?! Pioneer not only for black women but all women. There would be no Whoopi.

44Sarah Millican

45Lisa Kudrow
What the hell guys? Lisa kudrow from Friends is the most funniest person ever... please vote for her

46Chelsea Handler
I don't do gossip but Chelsea at least makes it worth my while.

<3 you Chels,
Have you seen her show?! This woman has huge balls and I love her for it! She was the best thing that came out of "Girls Behavin Badly"


Reading her books makes me laugh so much I can't finish the paragraph.
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47Laurie Fondiler

South Florida comedian. She's play a ukulele in her act and is unexpected in her humor - very different and very funny.

48Ginger Rogers

She may have been a dancer, but her humor was unforgettable!

49Maureen O'Hara

Her humor was vibrant and snappy!

50Margaret Dumont

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Updated Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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