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38 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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    Fortune Feimster
    Feimster is best known for her role as Colette Kimball-Kinney on The Mindy Project and her frequent appearances on Chelsea Lately. She also worked as a writer for Chelsea Lately and has made guest appearances on Glee, 2 Broke Girls, and Workaholics.

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    Jamie Lee
    Probably best known for her appearances on Girl Code and Chelsea Lately, Jamie Lee is also a writer, with credits on Ridiculousness and The Pete Holmes Show.

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    Rhea Butcher
    Part of a comedy power couple (she's married to comedian Cameron Esposito), Butcher has appeared on Last Comic Standing and in several video shorts.

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    Jacqueline Novak
    Novak is the author of How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows, which garnered positive reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly. She's also the host of the RIOT YouTube series How to Weep in Public.

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    Jo Firestone
    Firestone performs her relatably awkward stand-up routines across New York City, and is a host of R29's RIOT YouTube series Womanhood. She's also appeared on several TV shows including The Characters, Broad City, and Boy Band.