Funniest Female Stars in Hollywood

Kate McKinnon
The comedian made a name for herself on Saturday Night Live, which she joined in 2012. The Emmy winner — she’s picked up two statues for her role on the sketch comedy — stood out for her off-the-wall characters and her on-the-nose impressions of Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres and more. She went on to star in Ghostbusters, Rough Night and The Spy Who Dumped Me.
Amy Schumer
Schumer’s raunchy yet relatable comedy was put on full display in her Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer. The stand-up comic shined again when she starred in and wrote the 2015 film Trainwreck.

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Samantha Bee
Bee appeared on The Daily Show as a correspondent for 12 years before launching her own TBS late-night series titled Full Frontal With Samantha Bee in 2016. Her no-holds-barred take on political comedy has at times landed her in the middle of controversy.

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Megan Mullally
Mullally proved her humor is timeless when she reprised her role as Karen Walker on the Will & Grace reboot, which debuted 11 years after the original series said goodbye.

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Kristen Bell
The Frozen actress certainly has range — a fact that was made clear in her portrayal of Eleanor Shellstrop on The Good Place. While the part was not her first foray into comedy (Bad Moms and Forgetting Sarah Marshall are among her credits), it was perhaps her brightest.

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Ellie Kemper
Kemper brought her comedic chops from The Office, which ended in 2013, straight over to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in 2015. She played the loveably dim title character with so much charm it was infectious.

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Leslie Jones
Jones began as a writer on Saturday Night Live in 2014, but her on-air segments drew such raves that she became a cast member later that year. She also starred in 2016’s Ghostbusters alongside her SNL costar Kate McKinnon.

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Tiffany Haddish
Haddish became an overnight sensation after starring in 2017’s Girls Trip. By the next year, the comedian was everywhere, appearing in multiple films, winning an Emmy for hosting Saturday Night Live and igniting one of the biggest mysteries to ever exist in Hollywood: Who bit Beyoncé?

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Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres’ actress love reprised her role as Lindsay Bluth on Arrested Development’s Netflix reboot. “I’ve been very specific with my career,” she told OUT. “I really love acting, but it’s important to me to be part of really interesting projects. Whatever I respond to, I really throw myself at.”


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