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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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Cleese has performed at The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Bar, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She's also performed in the Second City sketch show TMI.
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Robinson was recently a guest on the popular podcast 2 Dope Queens. She has also appeared on Comicview, The Mo'Nique Show, and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.
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Tomlinson made it into the top ten on season nine of Last Comic Standing. She has also appeared on Adam Devine's House Party and Hollywood Today Live.
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Mack has competed in Last Comic Standing and will appear in the upcoming documentary The Girl In The Show. She's also performed at many comedy festivals including Vancouver Comedy Fest and Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.
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Drezen is best known as the editor-at-large of the women's comedy site Reductress. She will also be working as a writer on Saturday Night Live on the upcoming season.