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12 Of The Funniest Women In Comedy, Ranked

Some people think that women aren't funny. But, these ladies of comedy are showing the boys how it’s done and kicking them to the curb. Here are 12 of the funniest women in comedy. If you are a stand

Some people think that women aren't funny. But, these ladies of comedy are showing the boys how it’s done and kicking them to the curb. Here are 12 of the funniest women in comedy. If you are a stand up comedienne, there are lots of opportunities for you. Stand up comediennes aren't just performers, but they are also writers, so they are able to parlay that gift into book deals. And if that book is successful, like a New York Times best seller, that can launch their career even further. Two of the comediennes on this list even turned their writing skills into late night talk show fame.

But, not everyone has written a book. Several of the comediennes on this list turned their sketch comedy or regular stand-up into lucrative television deals. And for those that have yet to get a full-blown television series deal, most of these women have had multiple television specials, at the very least.

One of the names on this list isn't actually a comedienne per se, but she still cracks everyone up. Her previous career was actually being a rock star. And it turns out she is a rock star of comedy as well as music. Several of the women on this list and all of them in a sense, have truly broken ground and paved the way for each other and more brilliant female comedians to come and make us laugh in the future.

12 Chelsea Handler

11 Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

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10 Alison Rosen

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9 Heather McDonald

8 Rosie O'Donnell

7 Amy Schumer

6 Carrie Brownstein

5 Loni Love

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4 Joan Rivers

3 Kathy Griffin

2 Margaret Cho

1 Sarah Silverman

There are very few women as funny as Sarah Silverman is. From her early stand-up specials, to her brilliant musical movie Jesus Is Magic, and her unforgettable one-liners and zingers on every Comedy Central Roast (check out James Franco’s roast for some of her best work), Silverman is absolutely one of a kind. She is also branching out her career and embracing dramatic roles. The comedienne surprised audiences with her role (and hairstyle, so to say) as a train wreck alcoholic in 2011’s Take This Waltz, which co-starred Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen.

Sources:  variety.com, parade.com, imdb.com, imnotobsessed.com

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