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!

  • Kelly Wargo

    Why does “Women’s Empowerment Week ” end on a Wednesday?

  • Yajaira Nuribeth Calderon

    Totally! Though Kristen Wiig, Mindy Kaling, and Sloane Crosley should be a part of this list. :-)

  • Michelle Hupp

    Whitney Cummings, Zooey Deschanel, and Ellen DeGeneres

  • Julia Hays

    I love that Madeline Kahn made the list! Her performances in Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles are hilarious.

  • Julia Hays

    I’d also add Carol Burnett, Betty White, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus to the list.

  • Lauren Marie Bennett

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

  • Jennifer Lilla

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

  • Mor Negri

    Indeed those are the funniest women out there!

  • Mor Negri

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

  • Haley Jones

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

  • Siobhan Kümm

    Great list!

  • Miranda Stratton

    What about Chelsea Handler?

  • Donna Dean

    Shout outs for Amy Sedaris, Maria Bamford!

  • Sharona Tan

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

  • Kaitlin O’Neal

    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?

  • Sarah Gollhofer

    Molly Shannon!!

  • Megan Nicole Zulch

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

  • Gabby Kapa


  • Jenny Lonussen

    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! :-)

  • Marcelle Ruby Karp

    morgan, put up rachel dratch!!!!!

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