Special Report

The Most Popular Female Comedians in Each State

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Talented female comedians are making audiences laugh out loud across America. Though historic comedy scenes like the Hollywood Improv in L.A., the Comedy Store in West Hollywood, the Comedy Cellar in New York City, and the Second City in Chicago have traditionally been dominated by men, women are increasingly claiming the spotlight at venues nationwide. (If you prefer your humor televised, these are the most popular TV comedies according to IMDb.)

Preferences in everything from food to fashion to football teams varies from region to region and state to state in America, so it’s no surprise that some female comedians are more popular than others in certain places. One sure way of judging popularity is by tracking which performers draw the biggest audiences. To compile a list of the top-selling female comedians in every state, 24/7 Tempo reviewed information from Vivid Seats, a ticket exchange and resale company.

The strong association of certain comedians with specific regions suggests that their comedic style and/or subject matter resonates particularly strongly with certain audiences. For example, Leanne Morgan, who is originally from Tennessee, proves to be a favorite in multiple Southern states. Renowned for her magnetic Southern charm and hilarious storytelling, she captivates audiences with tales from her own life.

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Morgan is the most popular woman on this list overall, ranking as the favorite in 14 states, Amy Schumer, who frequently uses self-deprecating humor to connect with her audience, comes next in 12 states while Iliza Shlesinger, known for vivid storytelling punctuated with humorous anecdotes rules in 10. (Schumer ranks as one of the most famous TV personalities in America.)

While tastes differ state to state, one thing’s for sure: Funny women nationwide are proving that in the world of stand-up, females can hold their own on any stage. Audiences won’t stop laughing and cheering anytime soon.

Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

Alabama
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

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Alaska
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

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Arizona
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

Arkansas
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

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California
> Comedian: Ali Wong
> Originally from: San Francisco, California

Source: Courtesy of Amy Schumer via Facebook

Colorado
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

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Source: Courtesy of Amy Schumer via Facebook

Connecticut
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

Source: Courtesy of Amy Schumer via Facebook

Delaware
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

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Florida
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

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Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

Georgia
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

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Hawaii
> Comedian: Ali Wong
> Originally from: San Francisco, California

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Idaho
> Comedian: Iliza Shlesinger
> Originally from: New York, New York

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Illinois
> Comedian: Tina Fey
> Originally from: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

Indiana
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

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Iowa
> Comedian: Chelsea Handler
> Originally from: Livingston, New Jersey

Source: Courtesy of Taylor Tomlinson via Facebook

Kansas
> Comedian: Taylor Tomlinson
> Originally from: Orange County, California

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Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

Kentucky
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

Louisiana
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

Maine
> Comedian: Nikki Glaser
> Originally from: Cincinnati, Ohio

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Maryland
> Comedian: Iliza Shlesinger
> Originally from: New York, New York

Source: Courtesy of Amy Schumer via Facebook

Massachusetts
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

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Michigan
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

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Minnesota
> Comedian: Taylor Tomlinson
> Originally from: Orange County, California

Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

Mississippi
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

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Source: Courtesy of Iliza Shlesinger via Facebook

Missouri
> Comedian: Iliza Shlesinger
> Originally from: New York, New York

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Montana
> Comedian: Paula Poundstone
> Originally from: Huntsville, Alabama

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Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

Nebraska
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

Source: Courtesy of Iliza Shlesinger via Facebook

Nevada
> Comedian: Iliza Shlesinger
> Originally from: New York, New York

Source: Courtesy of Iliza Shlesinger via Facebook

New Hampshire
> Comedian: Iliza Shlesinger
> Originally from: New York, New York

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New Jersey
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

New Mexico
> Comedian: Anjelah Johnson
> Originally from: San Jose, California

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New York
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

North Carolina
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

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North Dakota
> Comedian: Iliza Shlesinger
> Originally from: New York, New York

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Source: Courtesy of Taylor Tomlinson via Facebook

Ohio
> Comedian: Taylor Tomlinson
> Originally from: Orange County, California

Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

Oklahoma
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

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Oregon
> Comedian: Chelsea Handler
> Originally from: Livingston, New Jersey

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Pennsylvania
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

Source: Courtesy of Taylor Tomlinson via Facebook

Rhode Island
> Comedian: Taylor Tomlinson
> Originally from: Orange County, California

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Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

South Carolina
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

South Dakota
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

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Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

Tennessee
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

Texas
> Comedian: Anjelah Johnson
> Originally from: San Jose, California

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Utah
> Comedian: Iliza Shlesinger
> Originally from: New York, New York

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Source: Courtesy of Iliza Shlesinger via Facebook

Vermont
> Comedian: Iliza Shlesinger
> Originally from: New York, New York

Source: Courtesy of Taylor Tomlinson via Facebook

Virginia
> Comedian: Taylor Tomlinson
> Originally from: Orange County, California

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Source: Courtesy of Iliza Shlesinger via Facebook

Washington
> Comedian: Iliza Shlesinger
> Originally from: New York, New York

Source: Courtesy of Leanne Morgan via Facebook

West Virginia
> Comedian: Leanne Morgan
> Originally from: Adams, Tennessee

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Wisconsin
> Comedian: Amy Schumer
> Originally from: New York, New York

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Source: Courtesy of Iliza Shlesinger via Facebook

Wyoming
> Comedian: Iliza Shlesinger
> Originally from: New York, New York

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