Behind every great laugh, there's a greater, totally hilarious woman: This year, women are starring in the funniest movies, TV shows, and comedy specials we're most obsessed with—and writing and producing them, too. Here—in no particular order, because they're all equally, ridiculously brilliant—this year's reigning queens of comedy.
Nailed it: Her whip-smart humor has made her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, required viewing for anyone with eyes (currently on its fourth season) and she branched out on the big screen with the hit Trainwreck. See also: literally anything that comes out of her mouth.
Real talk: "Woman who likes herself #OffendEveryoneIn4Words."(@amyschumer)
Badass alert: Everything the SNL alum touches turns into goddamn comedy gold: UCB Theatre, Broad City, Parks and Recreation, the Golden Globes.
Nailed it: She's slated to appear with fellow SNL alum Will Ferrell in next year's comedy The House.
Nailed it: In her epic meltdown on Veep.
Real talk: "You know, if it's a boy, maybe I'll name him after you, call him Fuckweasel." (as Amy on Veep)
Who's that girl: Head writer and co-executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer.
Badass alert: She published a hilarious and charming collection of real-life stories called You'll Grow Out of It this year.
Nailed it: As someone we'd love to survive the apocalypse with and in basically every voice cameo she makes, from Bob's Burgers to BoJack Horseman.
Binge-watch: Last Man on Earth.
Who's that girl: Her "cocumentary"—that's comedy documentary FYI—Women Aren't Funny will make you laugh, cry, and get pissed off (mostly at dumb dudes). Read her no-holds-barred 2016 memoir You're Better than Me for even more laughs.
Find her: @bonniemcfarlane.
Badass alert: Has Anyone Seen My Pants?, the recent follow-up to her book Life As I Blow It.
Find her: @sarahcolonna.
Who's that girl: One-half of the Bellacourt sisters behind the Downton Abbey/Keeping Up with the Kardashians mash-up Another Period.
Find her: @natashaleggero.
Who's that girl: The executive producer of HBO's Girls and co-creator of the weekly feminist newsletter Lenny Letter which she runs with Lena Dunham.
Real talk: "Bitches be Googling 'early onset Alzheimer's symptoms.'" (@JenniKonner)
Badass alert: A Writer's Guild of America award winner who co-created (with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust) this year's Netflix Original series Love.
Find her: @lesleyarfin.
Who's that girl: The deadpan comic on every comedy nerd's radar (she put out a stand-up album this year called Just Putting it Out There).
Real talk: "I wish you could Shazam whether people are worth getting to know." (@aparnapkin)
Binge-watch: Feel good while streaming I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) on Netflix.
Find her: @JenKirkman.
Badass alert: Her new HBO stand-up special I'm Your Girlfriend premiered earlier this year and she was green-lighted for an HBO pilot inspired by Maureen Dowd's book Are Men Necessary?
Binge-watch: Her show 2 Broke Girls on CBS.
Binge-watch: Her new comedy special Confirmed Kills on Netflix.
Find her: @iliza.
Binge-watch: The Office alum on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix).
Real talk: "Hashbrown: no filter" (as Kimmy).
Binge-watch: One Mississippi (Amazon).
Nailed it: On her stand-up tour inside fans' homes.
Who's that girl: Watch the L.A.-based UCB performer on MTV's *Loosely Exactly Nicole.
Real talk: "I wore really cute shoes today and no one complimented them. Is everyone OK?" (@nicolebyer)
Who's that girl: The other half of the Bellacourt sisters in Another Period.
Find her: @rikilindhome.
Who's that girl: Co-host of the Throwing Shade podcast and creator of Funny or Die's Gay of Thrones.
Find her: @gibblertron.
Nailed it: ABC's Fresh Off the Boat.
Find her: @ConstanceWu.
Nailed it: The Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar author has a crazy-funny Twitter feed.
Find her: @kellyoxford.
Nailed it: In everything she does—Married, Kroll Show, Bob's Burgers.
Badass alert: She'll appear in the all-female reboot of the Ocean's series (Ocean's Eight) and the latest season of The Mindy Project is on our Hulu queue (season five, streaming TBD).
Find her: @mindykaling.
Nailed it: As the straight-talking Dr. Rainbow Johnson on ABC's Black-ish.
Badass alert: Have you seen her IMDb page?