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What are the names of some good female comedians?

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Some good female comedians are Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres, Margaret Cho and Phyllis Diller. Some others are Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner and Carol Burnett.

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Amy Schumer is known for her biting, subversive material and was named on of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2015. Actress and comedian Sarah Silverman's material often addresses taboo issues and sensitive topics. Ellen DeGeneres is most known for her daytime television talk show "Ellen," but first gained fame with her signature brand of understated comedy. Margaret Cho is noted for her fearless and brash brand of stand-up comedy. Phyllis Diller is an icon of American comedy, delivering self-depracating one-liners during a time when the industry was dominated by male comics.

Star of beloved sitcom, "I Love Lucy," Lucille Ball made a name for herself with her expert physical comedy. Joan Rivers' biting wit and unrepentant vitriol earned her a place among America's most esteemed comedians. She began working in stand-up in the 1960s, and her famously zealous work ethic saw her through several successful decades in film, television and stand-up comedy. Gilda Radner is most known for her work on Saturday Night Live, where she created beloved characters such as "Roseanne Roseannadanna" and "Emily Litella." Carol Burnett is a beloved figure in American comedy and is best known for the long-running television series, "The Carol Burnett Show."

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