Comedy has historically been a field saturated with men. While male comedians often receive the most media exposure, women have been behind some of the best and most innovative contributions to comedy in both recent years and throughout the history of the genre.
In Comedy Central’s list of 100 Greatest Standups, just seven are women. Many other popular rankings of comedians are dominated by men. To highlight many of the contributions women made in the field of comedy, 24/7 Wall St. created a ranking of the best female comedians using data from Wikipedia and the Internet Movie Database.