10 Funniest Female Comedians: Dispelling the Myth Women Aren’t Funny
6. Carol Burnett
Before “Key and Peele,” Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, and even SNL, there was “The Carol Burnett Show.” For those of you who are fans, is there anything funnier than Carol Burnett parading down the stairs with velvet drapes stuck to her? While the official Carol Burnett show ended in 1978, her legacy is long from gone. In 2013 TV Guide rated The Carol Burnett show as one of the top greatest shows of all time, and it won 25 prime-time Emmys proving that it has what it takes to stay a classic comedic show.
5. Lucille Ball
Vitameatavegemin… Vitameatavegemin. Trying saying that ten times sober. It not only took talent for Lucille Ball to bring humor to the words “Vitameatavegemin,” but she stole the hearts of many through the iconic show “I Love Lucy.” She also went on to became the first woman to run a successful television studio that produced shows such as “Star Trek” and “Mission Impossible.” “Lucy you got some splainin’ to do!”
Best Episode: Job Switching (The Chocolate Factory)
4. Whoopi Goldberg
It’s going to be hard to find a woman on my list that won’t blow your socks off in comedy and in her personal life. Whoopi Goldberg is no exception.
Her breakthrough role as Celie in “The Color Purple” is far from the comedian that we imagine today dressed up as a nun. But Goldberg has been one of those unique actresses that struck a balance between drama and comedy early in her career. She has appeared as the host alongside Robin Williams and Billy Crystal for cable specials and has classic stand-ups still airing on Bravo. On the flip side, she is also the second African-American woman in 50 years to win best supporting actress for her role in “Ghost.”