The Most Famous Female Comedian: Celebrating Outstanding Talent in the Comedy Industry

Choose the female comedian you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 07:08
Welcome to StrawPoll's ultimate ranking showdown, where we celebrate the queens of comedy that have made us laugh, cry, and everything in between! We've gathered the most iconic, hilarious, and famous female comedians from across the globe, and now it's up to you to help us determine who holds the crown as the most beloved funny woman in the world. From legends like Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett to contemporary trailblazers like Tina Fey and Amy Schumer, our list is sure to have you reminiscing about your favorite comedic moments. But we know the world of comedy is vast and ever-evolving, so if we've missed your favorite funny lady, don't hesitate to suggest a missing option. Ready to vote? Grab some popcorn, put on your thinking cap, and let's dive into the world of laughter and wit as we rank the most famous female comedians of all time!

Who Is the Most Famous Female Comedian?

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    Ellen DeGeneres
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    Ellen DeGeneres

    Ellen DeGeneres
    Known for her daytime talk show, Ellen has been a prominent figure in the comedy world for over 30 years. She has won multiple Emmy Awards and has been named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people.
    Ellen DeGeneres is a well-known American television host, comedian, actress, writer, and producer. She is widely renowned for her charismatic personality, humor, and immense talent. Ellen exudes a captivating aura of confidence, gracefulness, and intelligent wit, making her admired by people from all walks of life.
    • Age: Born on January 26, 1958 (currently 63 years old)
    • Career: Television host, comedian, actress, writer, producer
    • Famous Shows: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
    • Awards: Multiple Primetime Emmy Awards, People's Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and more
    • Philanthropy: Supporter of various charities and organizations, including The Trevor Project and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Ellen DeGeneres in other rankings
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    Amy Schumer
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    Known for her edgy and provocative humor, Amy Schumer has become a household name in comedy. She has starred in multiple movies and has won several awards for her work, including a Primetime Emmy Award.
    Amy Schumer in other rankings
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    Known for her work on Saturday Night Live and as the creator and star of 30 Rock, Tina Fey has been a trailblazer for female comedians. She has won multiple Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
    Tina Fey in other rankings
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    Known for her physical comedy and improvisational skills, Melissa McCarthy has become one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood. She has starred in several blockbuster movies and has won multiple awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award.
    Melissa McCarthy in other rankings
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    Sarah Silverman
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    Known for her irreverent and controversial humor, Sarah Silverman has been a staple in the comedy world for over two decades. She has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for multiple others.
    Sarah Silverman in other rankings
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    Known for her work on Saturday Night Live and as the star of Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig has become one of the most popular female comedians in recent years. She has won multiple awards for her work, including a Primetime Emmy Award.
    Kristen Wiig in other rankings
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    Known for her work on The Office and as the creator and star of The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling has become a prominent figure in the comedy world. She has won multiple awards for her work, including a Screen Actors Guild Award.
    Mindy Kaling in other rankings
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    Known for her blunt and honest humor, Wanda Sykes has been a prominent figure in the comedy world for over 30 years. She has won multiple awards for her work, including a Primetime Emmy Award.
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    Known for her work on Saturday Night Live and as the star of Bridesmaids, Maya Rudolph has become one of the most popular female comedians in recent years. She has won multiple awards for her work, including a Primetime Emmy Award.
    Maya Rudolph in other rankings
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    Known for her work in movies like The Color Purple, Ghost, and Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. She has won multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Tony Award.
    Whoopi Goldberg in other rankings

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This is a community-based ranking of the most famous female comedian. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Comedienne is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!

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A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Comedienne once every 24 hours. The rank of each Comedienne is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous female comedian

The world of comedy has long been dominated by male performers, but there are many female comedians who have broken through the barrier and earned widespread recognition for their hilarious performances. From stand-up comedy to TV shows and movies, there are countless women who have made us laugh out loud with their witty jokes and comedic timing. In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the most famous female comedians of all time and explore what makes them so beloved by audiences around the world. So, who will be crowned the most famous female comedian? It's time to find out!

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