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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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In addition to her stand-up career, Kashian is an actress who has appeared on many TV shows including Murphy Brown, Maron, and Lady Dynamite.
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Kirkman's Netflix stand-up special was released last year. In addition to her stand-up, she also works as a comedy writer with credits on Chelsea Lately and Perfect Couples. She's also appeared on several shows including Chelsea Lately and Community.
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Ekperigin has appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Adam Ruins Everything. She's also worked as a writer on Broad City and has recently recorded her own half-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central.
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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.