American Female Stand-up Comedians

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 1 
Sarah Silverman
(Comedian, Actress, and Writer)
Sarah Silverman
15
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
(Actress, Comedian and Host; Best Known for Her Role in 'The Color Purple' and 'Ghost')
Whoopi Goldberg
7
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
(Comedienne & Actress)
Lily Tomlin
4
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
(Comedian and the First Woman to Host a Late Night TV Talk Show 'The Late Show')
Joan Rivers
15
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
(Comedian)
Gilda Radner
4
Birthdate: June 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 20, 1989
 6 
Amy Schumer
(Stand-up Comedian, Actress)
Amy Schumer
21
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 
Nikki Glaser
(Stand-up comedian)
Nikki Glaser
14
Birthdate: June 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
 8 
Janeane Garofalo
(Comedian and a Cast Member of "The Ben Stiller Show," "The Larry Sanders Show," and "Saturday Night Live.")
Janeane Garofalo
5
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.
 9 
Ali Wong
(Actress)
Ali Wong
16
Birthdate: April 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
 10 
Aubrey Plaza
(Actress Best Known for Her Roles in the Series: 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Legion')
Aubrey Plaza
1
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
(Comedian and Writer Known for Her TV Series "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm.")
Wanda Sykes
10
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
(Stand-Up Comic and Actress - The First Black Female Stand-up Comic to Host 'Saturday Night Live')
Tiffany Haddish
3
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
(Actress & Comedian Known for Her Role in 'All-American Girl' and '30 Rock')
Margaret Cho
4
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 
Natasha Leggero
(Actress & Comedian Known for Her Work in the MTV Series 'The 70s House' and 'Chelsea Lately' Talk Show)
Natasha Leggero
4
Birthdate: March 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States

Natasha Leggero hosted the MTV reality series The 70s House. She has also been a panelist on Chelsea Lately. She is known for her satirical stance on celebrity culture and gained fame with the period sitcom Another Period. She has also voiced Shannon in Netflix's animated sitcom Hoops.

 15 
Phyllis Diller
(Comedian, Actress)
Phyllis Diller
2
Birthdate: July 17, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Died: August 20, 2012
 16 
Retta
(Stand-up Comedian)
Retta
8
Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
 17 
Maria Bamford
(Stand-up comedian)
Maria Bamford
5
Birthdate: September 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port Hueneme, California, USA
 18 
Michelle Wolf
(Comedian)
Michelle Wolf
16
Birthdate: June 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.
 19 
Krista Allen
(Actress and Stand-up Comedian Known for Her Television Series ‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘Baywatch Hawaii’)
Krista Allen
6
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
 20 
Melissa Villaseñor
14
Birthdate: October 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Whittier, California, USA
 21 
Charlotte Rae
(Actress)
Charlotte Rae
2
Birthdate: April 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died: August 5, 2018
 22 
Andrea Savage
(Actress)
Andrea Savage
4
Birthdate: February 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
 23 
Christina Pazsitzky
(Comedian, Podcaster)
Christina Pazsitzky
1
Birthdate: June 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 24 
Paula Poundstone
(Stand-up comedian)
Paula Poundstone
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
 25 
Lahna Turner
(Stand-up comedians)
Lahna Turner
1
Birthdate: July 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Canada
 26 
Rachel Sennott
(Actress, Stand-up comedian)
Rachel Sennott
2
Birthdate: September 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
 27 
Jo Anne Worley
3
Birthdate: September 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lowell, Indiana, United States
 28 
Carly Aquilino
(Stand-up comedian)
Carly Aquilino
2
Birthdate: November 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, United States
 29 
Amy Hill
(Stand-up Comedians)
Amy Hill
2
Birthdate: May 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Deadwood, South Dakota, USA
 30 
Susie Essman
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Television actor, Film actor, Actor)
Susie Essman
2
Birthdate: May 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Vernon
 31 
Edie McClurg
(Actress Stand-up comedian)
Edie McClurg
2
Birthdate: July 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
 32 
Michelle Buteau
(Comedian, Actress)
Michelle Buteau
2
Birthdate: July 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
 33 
Bridget Everett
(Comedian)
Bridget Everett
2
Birthdate: April 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas, USA
 34 
Jessi Klein
(Writer)
Jessi Klein
2
Birthdate: August 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 35 
Esther Povitsky
2
Birthdate: March 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skokie, Illinois
 36 
Shirley Hemphill
(Comedians)
Shirley Hemphill
4
Birthdate: July 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Died: December 10, 1999
 37 
Cameron Esposito
(Stand-up Comedian)
Cameron Esposito
2
Birthdate: October 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
 38 
Kathy Kinney
(Stand-up comedy)
Kathy Kinney
2
Birthdate: November 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
 39 
Phoebe Robinson
(Comedian)
Phoebe Robinson
4
Birthdate: September 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States
 40 
Lisa Lampanelli
(Stand-up Comedians)
Lisa Lampanelli
13
Birthdate: July 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
 41 
Shelby Chong
(Comedian)
Shelby Chong
1
Birthdate: February 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
 42 
Jen Kirkman
(Stand-up comedian)
Jen Kirkman
1
Birthdate: August 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Needham, Massachusetts, U.S.
 43 
Carol Leifer
(Comedian)
Carol Leifer
2
Birthdate: July 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Williston, New York, United States U.S.
 44 
Suzy Nakamura
(Actress)
Suzy Nakamura
2
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 45 
Bonnie McFarlane
2
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. 

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Jessimae Peluso
(Stand-up comedian)
Jessimae Peluso
2
Birthdate: September 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
 47 
Ophira Eisenberg
2
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.

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DeAnne Smith
(Comedian)
DeAnne Smith
2
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.