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.

The Top Ten

1 Ellen DeGeneres 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!

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 so much

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2 Joan Rivers Joan Rivers Joan 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 never failed to bring a smile to my face!
"Can we talk? "

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3 Lisa Lampanelli Lisa 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...

How could any one keep a straight face watching her what she says is true but in a funny way great entertainment lisa I could go ti her show over and over and bust a gut every time

Shes hilarious and so underrated!

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4 Roseanne Barr Roseanne Barr Roseanne 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!

One of the best if not the best. She holds her own

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5 Kathy Griffin Kathy Griffin Kathleen 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

Love her, so funny

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6 Lucille Ball Lucille 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 was and is the funniest lady on television. Her comedy was clean & your not afraid to let your children or your granny to see you watch her #1 in my eyes

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7 Carol Burnett Carol Burnett Carol 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.

What timing! Love her 6

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8 Sarah Silverman 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.

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 might be the funniest HUMAN EVER. Not just female comedian. Her last special a speck of dust might have been my favorite ever. I hope she never retires from stand up. I don't think she ever will though because you can her jokes are everything to her. So much admiration for her. What I'm trying to say is she should probably marry me. JK I don't know LOL OK I'm DONE

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9 Maria Bamford Maria Bamford

I first knew who Maria was when I found out that she plays around 25 characters on Adventure Time (my favorite show of all time). I decided to take a look at her stand-up and she's crazy in all the right ways. It's like she has ten different personalities and a distinct voice and face for each one of them. Her style of comedy can be hit or miss sometimes, but when she's on, she's REALLY on. I don't think I've ever seen a comedian like her before. - phillysports

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.

She might be the funniest person ever. Also I think she is hot. I feel nobody else mentions it but she is.

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10 Margaret 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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The Contenders

11 Phyllis Diller Phyllis Diller Phyllis Ada Driver, better known as Phyllis Diller, was an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, dancer, and voice artist, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh.

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.

One of those rare comedians who could make tears of laughter roll down your face.

A good sport

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12 Tina Fey Tina 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...

Awesome...

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13 Wanda Sykes Wanda Sykes Wanda 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

She's HILARIOUS!

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14 Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi 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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15 Betty White Betty White Betty White Ludden, known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, animal rights activist, author, comedian, radio host, singer, and television personality.

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.

This lady has made my sides ache with laughter on more occasions than I can count!

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16 Loni Love
17 Paula 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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18 Judy Gold

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

19 Janeane 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.

Janeane Garofalo is my favorite comedian--male or female. She is smart/funny, i.e., she doesn't have to resort to being crass or gross to get a laugh. She makes you think when she's up there talking about her life and relationships and doesn't rely on cheap jokes about sex or body parts. She may drop the f-bomb during her set but only when its appropriate for the situation. I consider her an intellectual humorist. Love, love, love her!

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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20 Whitney Cummings Whitney Cummings Whitney Cummings is an American comedienne and actress. She is known as the creator and star of the NBC sitcom Whitney, as well as the co-creator of the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.

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!

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