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!

  • Daisy Lopez

    What about Sarah Silverman?!

  • Adriana Tarango

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

  • Kara Wilson-Yapp

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

  • Kara Wilson-Yapp

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

  • Danielle L. Sedaka

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

  • Marcelle Ruby Karp

    morgan, put up rachel dratch!!!!!

  • 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! :-)

  • Gabby Kapa


  • Megan Nicole Zulch

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

  • Sarah Gollhofer

    Molly Shannon!!

  • 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?

  • Sharona Tan

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

  • Donna Dean

    Shout outs for Amy Sedaris, Maria Bamford!

  • Miranda Stratton

    What about Chelsea Handler?

  • Siobhan Kümm

    Great list!

  • Haley Jones

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

  • Mor Negri

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

  • Mor Negri

    Indeed those are the funniest women out there!

  • Jennifer Lilla

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

  • Lauren Marie Bennett

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

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