American Female Stand-up Comedians

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 1 Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman
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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States

From hosting her comedy show The Sarah Silverman Program, to winning an Emmy and writing a best-selling autobiography, Sarah Silverman has done it all. The NYU drop-out started off as a writer for SNL. She has been an ardent Democratic supporter and often discusses controversial topics on her show.

 2 Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg
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Famous As: Actress, Talk Show Host
Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chelsea, New York, United States

Accomplished American comedian, actress, singer and Broadway star, Whoopi Goldberg is amongst the select few who have won all the four awards—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Moreover, she is also a political activist, author and talk show host. Her notable work include films Ghost, Sister Act and The Color Purple; Broadway show Thoroughly Modern Millie and talk show The View.

 3 Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin
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Famous As: Comedienne & Actress
Birthdate: September 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Lily Tomlin is an American comedian, actress, singer, and writer. Tomlin has earned several award nominations for her performance in films and TV series, such as Nashville and Grace and Frankie. An openly lesbian actress, Lily Tomlin serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community.

 4 Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers
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Famous As: Actress, Comedian, Writer
Birthdate: June 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 4, 2014

Famous for her controversial comedic persona, Joan Rivers was a television host and comedian. She broke stereotypes by hosting a late-night television talk show titled The Late Show with Joan Rivers, becoming the first woman to do so. Also an author, Rivers wrote 12 best-selling books. In 2017, she was posthumously inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame

 5 Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 20, 1989

 6 Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Upper East Side, New York, United States

American actor and stand-up comedian Amy Schumer is best known for the comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, which ran from 2013 to 2016. She was the creator and co-writer of the television show and also starred in it. She has also acted in films and has worked on the Broadway. She is known to address various social issues through comedy.

 7 Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo
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Famous As: Actress, Comedian
Birthdate: September 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newton, New Jersey, United States
Janeane Garofalo gained fame as a stand-up comedian and then appeared on shows such as The Ben Stiller Show, Saturday Night Live, and The Larry Sanders Show. Fans also loved her in movies such as The Truth About Cats and Dogs. She is also known for her progressive political activism.
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 8 Nikki Glaser

Nikki Glaser
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: June 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

 9 Ali Wong

Ali Wong
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

 10 Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Aubrey Plaza is an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian. She is best known for her portrayal of April Ludgate in the sitcom Parks and Recreation for which she earned a couple of nominations at the ALMA Award. Plaza is also known for playing Allison in the 2020 film Black Bear which earned her the Imagen Award for Best Actress.

 11 Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

Wanda Sykes is an American actress, writer, and comedian. In 2004, Sykes was named in Entertainment Weekly magazine's list of 25 funniest people in America. Also known for her role as an activist, Sykes has been emceeing fundraisers and hosting events to tackle issues concerning same-sex marriages. She is also an ardent supporter of the Ruth Ellis Center.

 12 Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish
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Famous As: The 2nd African-American Woman to Win The 'Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album'
Birthdate: December 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

African-American comedian and actress, Tiffany Haddish, gained fame with the ensemble comedy film Girls Trip. Earlier, a difficult childhood turned her towards comedy. After appearing in a comedy competition, sketch comedies and numerous minor roles in films and television, she made the heads turn with her brilliant performance in television series, Real Husbands of Hollywood, If Loving You Is Wrong and The Carmichael Show.

 13 Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Stand-up comedian, actress, and fashion designer Margaret Cho is best known for creating and starring in the ABC sitcom All-American Girl. She had a difficult childhood marred by sexual abuse and struggled for years to build a successful career. Besides comedy, she has her own clothing line. She actively supports women’s rights and LGBTQA+ rights. 

 14 Retta

Retta
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

 15 Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: September 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port Hueneme, California, USA

 16 Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller
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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: July 17, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Died: August 20, 2012

 17 Krista Allen

Krista Allen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ventura, California, United States
Krista Allen is best known for playing Billie Reed in the series Days of Our Lives. She also played the titular role in the erotic movie series Emmanuelle in Space. She has also been part of films such as Liar Liar and series such as Significant Mother

 18 Melissa Villaseñor

Melissa Villaseñor
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Whittier, California, USA

 19 Michelle Wolf

Michelle Wolf
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 20 Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died: August 5, 2018

 21 Andrea Savage

Andrea Savage
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

 22 Christina Pazsitzky

Christina Pazsitzky
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Famous As: Comedian, Podcaster
Birthdate: June 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada

 23 Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: December 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

 24 Carly Aquilino

Carly Aquilino
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: November 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, United States

 25 Jo Anne Worley

Jo Anne Worley
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lowell, Indiana, United States

 26 Lahna Turner

Lahna Turner
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Famous As: Stand-up comedians
Birthdate: July 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Canada

 27 Michelle Buteau

Michelle Buteau
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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: July 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

 28 Bridget Everett

Bridget Everett
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas, USA

 29 Amy Hill

Amy Hill
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedians
Birthdate: May 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Deadwood, South Dakota, USA

 30 Susie Essman

Susie Essman
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Film producer, Television actor, Film actor, Actor
Birthdate: May 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Vernon

 31 Edie McClurg

Edie McClurg
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Famous As: Actress Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: July 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

 32 Esther Povitsky

Esther Povitsky
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skokie, Illinois

 33 Jessi Klein

Jessi Klein
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 34 Kathy Kinney

Kathy Kinney
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Famous As: Stand-up comedy
Birthdate: November 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA

 35 Shirley Hemphill

Shirley Hemphill
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Famous As: Comedians
Birthdate: July 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Died: December 10, 1999

 36 Phoebe Robinson

Phoebe Robinson
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: September 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States

 37 Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: October 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 38 Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedians
Birthdate: July 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trumbull, Connecticut, USA

 39 Shelby Chong

Shelby Chong
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

 40 Carol Leifer

Carol Leifer
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Williston, New York, United States U.S.

 41 Suzy Nakamura

Suzy Nakamura
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 42 Jen Kirkman

Jen Kirkman
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: August 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Needham, Massachusetts, U.S.

 43 Bonnie McFarlane

Bonnie McFarlane
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cold Lake, Canada

Bonnie McFarlane is a Canadian-American writer and comedian best known for her participation in a reality TV talent competition show called Last Comic Standing, where she was the first comedian to be eliminated. McFarlane has appeared in popular TV shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and Late Show with David Letterman. 

 44 Jessimae Peluso

Jessimae Peluso
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: September 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States

 45 Brett Rossi

Brett Rossi
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Famous As: Glamour Model
Birthdate: May 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fontana, California, USA

Brett Rossi is an American entertainer, glamor model, pornographic film actress, and dancer. Over the years Rossi has performed in more than 170 pornographic films, winning the prestigious AVN Award in 2012. Brett Rossi has used her popularity to raise issues regarding the treatment of porn stars within the American adult film industry.

 46 Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian American actress, writer, and comedian who currently lives and works in New York City, New York. A popular stand-up comedian, Eisenberg has appeared in TV shows like Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Ophira Eisenberg has also been featured in several lists, including Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find Funny by New York magazine.

 47 DeAnne Smith

DeAnne Smith
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Endicott, New York, United States

Canadian comedy star DeAnne Smith is also an LGBT icon. Apart from being part of several comedy festivals and a podcast, she also had her own Netflix comedy special. She previously taught English in Mexico and was inspired by her then-girlfriend to pursue stand-up comedy as a career.