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43 Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need To Know

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    It can be tough to find new stand-up comics worth your time and attention. Still, that's no excuse to have your go-to female comic list begin and end with Amy Schumer. She definitely deserves a spot on your roster, but there are so many more funny women to choose from. Some dominate Twitter in between gigs. Some have found fame as TV stars who still fit in a set or two on the side. While some are comedians you already love, yet maybe you had no idea they actually got their start in comedy with a mic, on a lonely stage. They tackle issues from navigating online dating to dealing with politicians who are constantly spouting anti-women rhetoric.

    So use this list as a jumping off point for discovering new shows to see and comedy albums to listen to. Stand-up is still dominated by men, but you could be part of the wave of fans that take these female comics to the next level of fame.


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    Priyanka Wali
    Like many stand-up comedians, Wali has a day job — as a doctor specializing in Internal Medicine. She's performed at many comedy festivals including Bay Area Desi Comedy Festival and San Francisco's Hella Gay Comedy Festival.

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    Corinne Fisher
    Fisher has performed at the New York Comedy Club, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and The Stand. Her stand-up show The Comedienne Project was part of 2015's New York Fringe Festival.

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    Emily Heller
    Heller has appeared on Maron, Inside Amy Schumer and Ground Floor. She's written for Crowded and Surviving Jack, and this winter Paste named her Twitter account one of the best of 2015.

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    Maria Bamford
    Bamford has voiced characters on Hey Arnold!, CatDog, Adventure Time, and many other shows. This year she starred in her own Netflix show, Lady Dynamite, which has been renewed for a second season.

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    Liza Treyger
    Treyger has headlined at Caroline's on Broadway and has also performed at the Green Mountain Comedy Fest and the Just For Laughs Festival. In addition to her stand-up performances, she has appeared on the Louis C.K. miniseries Horace and Pete, as well as Chelsea Lately and Adam Devine's House Party.