Queens of Comedy

Kristen Wiig may have just left a downright hilarious legacy on Saturday Night Live, but she's not the only funny lady giving us the giggles. From veteran acts like Joan Rivers and Lucille Ball, to modern jesters like Amy Poehler and Chelsea Handler, our roundup features the silliest lady comics who tickle our fancy, not to mention our funny bones.

By Jessica Velez

July 10, 2012 8:00 AM
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Gilda Radner

Long before Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig, it was Gilda Radner who had crowds roaring with the not-ready-for-primetime 
players on Saturday Night Live—holding her own alongside her mostly male counterparts. By nailing characters like Roseanne Roseannadanna with 
unabashed gusto, Radner was able to add an Emmy award to her shelf. Pop in her Best of DVD and watch her hilarious parodies with a group of girlfriends.

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