Female comedians often don't get the recognition they deserve! Just as talented, in fact, probably more so than their male counterparts, female comedians know how to land the jokes and address real issues. While it is hard to pick just a few favorites, we have compiled a list of some of the best female comedians of all time!
Female comedians, like Moms Mabley and Phyllis Diller, have influenced many of the great comedians that have come after them, including Joan Rivers and Ellen DeGeneres! Diller, who is recognizable by her zany costumes and makeup, helped to shed female stereotypes with her absurd characters!
This next comedian is one of the few people that have won four major American Awards (an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony) for her work! Whoopi Goldberg has been breaking down walls since she got started in the 1980s, advocating for the LGBT community as well as for older actresses, and is well-loved for her no-nonsense humor!
Margaret Cho is yet another amazing female comedian that has overcome societal expectations and made a name for herself! Of Korean-American heritage, Margaret's non-conforming liberal comedy style has garnered much attention and, since her big rise to fame in 1994 with ABC sitcom, All-American Girl, she has continued to defy stereotypes.
Check out our gallery to see the rest of the amazing female comedians that made our list!