Morgan NelsonOur Favorite Funny Women

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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=53101327 Kelly Wargo

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/yajaira.n.calderon Yajaira Nuribeth Calderon

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/MeChelle7 Michelle Hupp

    Whitney Cummings, Zooey Deschanel, and Ellen DeGeneres

  • http://www.facebook.com/juliahays Julia Hays

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/juliahays Julia Hays

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/LaurenMarieBennett Lauren Marie Bennett

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/lollipopstar27 Jennifer Lilla

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711760771 Mor Negri

    Indeed those are the funniest women out there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711760771 Mor Negri

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/haleyjordanjones Haley Jones

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/siobhan.kumm Siobhan Kümm

    Great list!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1514503080 Miranda Stratton

    What about Chelsea Handler?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1542570120 Donna Dean

    Shout outs for Amy Sedaris, Maria Bamford!

  • http://www.facebook.com/paraparasailing Sharona Tan

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13929909 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?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511826480 Sarah Gollhofer

    Molly Shannon!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=598216589 Megan Nicole Zulch

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabby.kapa Gabby Kapa

    Zooey!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennylonussen 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! :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcelle.karp Marcelle Ruby Karp

    morgan, put up rachel dratch!!!!!

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