10 Funniest Women on TV

These first ladies of small-screen comedy make us laugh out loud.
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10 Funniest Women on TV

These first ladies of small-screen comedy make us laugh out loud.

-Neil Turitz

Saturday Night Live

There is a misogynist strain of thought out there that implies women can’t be as funny as men. We feel that this list of the 10 funniest women on TV will pretty handily refute that ridiculous notion. Herewith is solid, unequivocal and unimpeachable proof that these fine and talented ladies make us laugh. A lot.

10. Jenna Elfman
Jenna Elfman
Some people think a little of this Accidentally on Purpose star goes a long way. That may be true, but a little Jenna Elfman is still enough to get you giggling.

9. Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler
Loud, opinionated, unafraid to air her own dirty laundry, this comedian and host of Chelsea Lately makes being funny look incredibly easy.

8. Kristen Chenoweth
Kristen Chenoweth
The tiny spitfire who won an Emmy this year for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy (for the late and lamented Pushing Daisies), she also just about owned an entire episode of Glee, which is only our favorite new show (and that’s no easy feat, by the way).

7. Susie Essman
Susie Essman
Nobody does angry and profane like Susie. One tantrum in every episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm makes us very, very happy.

6. Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler and Hillary Clinton
Forget Parks and Recreation, Amy’s still the best Hilary Rodham Clinton impersonator, ever.

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