Today is the end of Women’s Empowerment Week and there is nothing more empowering than seeing some of our favorite ladies succeed in fields that tend to be male centric. And believe it or not, one of those male-centric job fields is comedy.

For far too long, the focus on famous funny women has been paltry, at best. But the ones that do make a name for themselves are worthy of some serious shout outs. Take a look at some of our favorite lady comedians (both past and present), and let us know which ladies make you laugh the most in the comments below!


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  1. What about Sarah Silverman?!

  2. I like his role in Broken girls! she is so funny!

  3. OH Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders & Joanna Lumley – my british comedy queens

  4. They’re ALL amazing, but shout out to Amy Pohler, Tina Fey, Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings

  5. Just finished Mindy Kaling’s book and laughed the whole time!

  6. morgan, put up rachel dratch!!!!!

  7. Love your list, so many funny girls!
    But what about the girl from Bridesmaids (also Sookie from Gilmore Girls <3) not sure about her name, but she's really funny! :-) Or Wanda Sykes, she's awesome! :-)

  8. Zooey!!!!!!!!

  9. Betty White, Zooey Deschanel, the girls of 2 Broke girls & chelsea handler!

  10. Molly Shannon!!

  11. Tina Fey because her character Liz Lemon on 30Rock is hilarious and so relatable (at least to me haha)
    Jenna Maroney: That guy wanted to buy you a drink!
    Liz Lemon: Really? But I already have a drink. Do you think he’d buy me mozzarella sticks?

  12. Ahh Kristen Wiig! What about Gillian Jacobs and Allison Brie from Community??

  13. Shout outs for Amy Sedaris, Maria Bamford!

  14. What about Chelsea Handler?

  15. Great list!

  16. Great list — but you can’t leave out Julie Bowen and Sopia Vergara!!

  17. Indeed those are the some of funniest women out there!*

  18. Indeed those are the funniest women out there!

  19. Gilda Radner and Tina Fey are two of my biggest heroes!!!

  20. Love it! Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are fabulous, but Madeline Kahn is just peaches!