Female Stand-up Comedians

Throughout history, there have been many women stand-up comedians who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female stand-up comedians such as Joan Rivers, Cecily Strong, Aisling Bea, Aditi Mittal, Susie Essman.The women stand-up comedians featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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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 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.

 3 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

 4 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.

 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 Katherine Ryan

Katherine Ryan
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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

 7 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.

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 8 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.

 9 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.

 10 Ali Wong

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

 11 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

 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 Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dagenham, London, England

Born to musician Derek Pascoe, comedian Sara Pascoe was raised by her mother amid poverty after her parents’ divorce. Initially a tour guide, she later stepped into comedy and never looked back. She is known for shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Twenty Twelve.

 14 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

 15 Michelle Wolf

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

 16 Melissa Villaseñor

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

 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 Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Smithton, Tasmania, Australia
Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby soared to fame with the stand-up comedy contest Raw Comedy and the Netflix live comedy show Nanette. She has often spoken about her battle with ADHD and autism. She had also once worked odd jobs and been homeless. Openly lesbian, she is married to partner Jenney Shamash.

 21 Karen Kilgariff

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

 22 Sheryl Underwood

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

 23 Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: April 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

 24 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

 25 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

 26 Karen Knotts

Karen Knotts
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: United States

 27 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

 28 Bharti Singh

Bharti Singh
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: July 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India

 29 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

 30 Esther Povitsky

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

 31 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.

 32 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

 33 Phoebe Robinson

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

 34 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

 35 Bridget Everett

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

 36 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

 37 Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

 38 Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: August 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, 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 Lisa Lampanelli

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

 41 Blanche Gardin

Blanche Gardin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France

 42 Cameron Esposito

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

 43 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.

 44 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

 45 Suzy Nakamura

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

 46 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.

 47 Catherine Bohart

Catherine Bohart
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: August 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 48 Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jamaica

 49 Maeve Higgins

Maeve Higgins
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Famous As: Actresses
Birthdate: March 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cobh, Ireland

 50 Deirdre O'Kane

Deirdre O'Kane
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: March 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Drogheda, Ireland