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Who Is Your Favorite Female Comedian of 2009?

Wanda Sykes kicked off the year strong for funny females as the host of the annual White House correspondents' dinner. Ellen DeGeneres and Chelsea Handler kept us laughing throughout 2009 with their talk shows, while Tina Fey continued to show off her winning brand of comedy on 30 Rock. And don't forget Amy Poehler who broke away from SNL to star on her own sitcom. Or Samantha Bee, who stuck to fake news on The Daily Show. But I'm sure that decades down the road we will remember 2009 as the year Levi Johnston escorted Kathy Griffin to the Teen Choice Awards.

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SweetFirefly SweetFirefly 7 years
Ellen. She's funny and gorgeous!!!
weffie weffie 7 years
They're all pretty great, but I voted Sam Bee. Sarah Silverman is my very fave but with her show in reruns all of 2009 I guess she's not eligible :)
SpeakLike-aChild SpeakLike-aChild 7 years
"Kristin Wigg is not on the list. She is the funniest person to hit the spotlight lately by far." I've only seen her in SNL and it seems to me she plays most of her characters the same way. I mean, I don't like Amy Poehler but she really changed for each character in SNL, for example she played 2 girls of the same age very differently, one was energetic and loud and the other one was Dakota Fanning :P
SpeakLike-aChild SpeakLike-aChild 7 years
Ellen, although the little I've seen of Margaret Cho was very funny too
Sherellj Sherellj 7 years
Chelsea hands down that girl is funny
danizzle danizzle 7 years
how can i choose? ive loved kathy and tina for years... but after reading chelsea handler's books, shes topped my list. shes hot, quirky, and is not afraid to say whatever is on her mind!
niqua230 niqua230 7 years
I have a love/hate feelings for Chelsea! Some days she is hilarious others she pisses me off with her rudeness! I voted Tina because I LOVE 30 rock!
b1uebunn b1uebunn 7 years
So Tina Fey. How is Chelsea Handler even funny? I never get her appeal.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
Other: Sarah Haskins!
McMexican McMexican 7 years
I love all these women with the exception of Chelsea Handler, who I really don't care for. That said, Maria Bamford is my favorite female of every year, all the time. (She was the crazy shopping lady in this year's Target 2-Day Sale commercials, in case anyone saw those.)
missyd missyd 7 years
Um HELLO where is Anna Faris???
teegaall teegaall 7 years
It was hard to choose between Ellen and Kathy Griffin but for some reason, I went with Kathy. I like Wanda Sykes too.
clew001 clew001 7 years
love tina fey, but this year i have to give it to chelsea. kathy is funny too, but she's just a tad over the top. ellen, is sweet, but she has never been funny. her humor puts me to sleep...she has soccer mom humor (yes, i know some commentator is going to rip me a new one after that.)
Kaki Kaki 7 years
Ellen all the way. I have yet to get on the Tina-boat. just not my cup of tea.
amandasause amandasause 7 years
love pretty much all of these ladies besides Kathy Griffin... can't stand her.
biarose biarose 7 years
Chelsea Handler makes for the best interviews. I think celebs are brave to go on that show!
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
I think Samantha Bee is so funny. Wanda is a close second (if only for her role in Curb Your Enthusiasm).
clareberrys clareberrys 7 years
I love Ellen! I think she is hysterical!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I'm partial to Kathy. She is so entertaining. I like Tina, too. Her Palin impersonation is spot-on! Has Chelsea tinkered with her face lately? Recently, I watched her show, and I was so distracted by her face (in a bad way). Her face had changed. I thought it was a shame, as I thought she was perfectly attractive just the way she was. She's talented as a comedienne, too.
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
Honestly, none of the above. I guess I differentiate between comedians on tv and those doing stand up--Comedy Central, Live at Gotham, etc. I prefer the stage. Wanda and Margaret used to be hysterically funny. Alas, they became very bitter. I don't watch The Daily Show, 30 Rock, or SNL. Kathy Griffin has gone the way of George Carlin in a number of ways. I've seen a couple of her shows and had some yucks. Ellen was wonderful on stage. Her homeless flight attendant joke still makes me laugh after all these years. As for some of my choices (in no particular order), Wendy Liebman, Joan Rivers, Bret Butler, Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence(as stage performers).
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
I like any comic who is spontaneous vs. scripted. Yes sometimes spontaneity can be very awkward if it doesn't land well but for the most part it works and when it works it's funnier to me.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i love Amy Poehler! a lot!
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Oddly enough, I dreamed about Wanda last night, so I vote for her.
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