American Female Stand-up Comedians

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 1 Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman.
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
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 Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States

Comedian, television host and actress Ellen DeGeneres is the first actress to win a Saturn Award for a voice performance, winning the accolade for her role in the film Finding Nemo. She has hosted the Academy Awards and has published four books. She is openly lesbian and supports LGBTQA+ rights. She has been accused of workplace harassment.

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 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 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 City, New York

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.

 5 Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr.
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor, TV Producer
Birthdate: November 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Roseanne Barr was initially a stand-up comedian in Colorado clubs. She shot to fame with her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning sitcom Roseanne and The Roseanne Show. Roseanne was canceled in 2018, due to a racist tweet posted by her. She was earlier criticized for singing the national anthem disrespectfully.

 6 Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers.
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Famous As: Actress
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

 7 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
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 8 Cecily Strong

Cecily Strong.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States

Cecily Strong is an American comedian and actress best known for her work in the popular sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live. In 2015, she was part of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner where she was the featured entertainer; she took digs at the US Secret Service, news organizations, the state of Indiana, and President Barack Obama.

 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 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.

 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 Retta

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

 13 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

 14 Phyllis Diller

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

 15 Melissa Villaseñor

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

 16 Michelle Wolf

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

 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 Andrea Savage

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

 19 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

 20 Karen Kilgariff

Karen Kilgariff.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petaluma, California

 21 Sheryl Underwood

Sheryl Underwood.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

 22 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

 23 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

 24 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

 25 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

 26 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.

 27 Esther Povitsky

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

 28 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

 29 Phoebe Robinson

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

 30 Shirley Hemphill

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

 31 Bridget Everett

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

 32 Cameron Esposito

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

 33 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

 34 Shelby Chong

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

 35 Lisa Lampanelli

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

 36 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.

 37 Suzy Nakamura

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

 38 Totie Fields

Totie Fields.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 2, 1978

 39 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.

 40 Ophira Eisenberg

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

 41 Bonnie McFarlane

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

 42 DeAnne Smith

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