The heart and soul of any sitcom are the funny lead characters. Women have played a significant role in bringing life to many popular sitcoms. Well, if you’re wondering about the names of some of the funniest female TV characters of all time, then you have come to the right place.
Here are the the 10 funniest female TV characters of all time based on consistency, fans and critic ratings, awards won and longevity of the shows.
10. Karen Walker
Megan Mullaly – Will & Grace
Karen Walker is a fictional character portrayed by Megan Mullaly in an American sitcom Will & Grace. Karen brought life to the character of a sassy friend that loves alcohol to the moon and back. Although, Karen was a supporting character she became more of a prominent part of the show due to enormous amounts of appreciation and love by the viewers.
9. April Ludgate
Aubrey Plaza – Parks and Recreation
April Ludgate is a fictional character in NBC Comedy Parks and Recreation, portrayed by Aubrey Plaza. In the initial episodes, she is portrayed as a college student and later on, she becomes the deputy director of animal control. April’s character earned fame due to her witty one-liners.
8. Phoebe Buffay
Lisa Kudrow – Friends
Phoebe Buffay is a fictional character, portrayed by Lisa Kudrow in one of the most popular American sitcoms, Friends. Unique content, hilarious dialogues, relatable sitcom heroes and a great portrayal of friendship and emotions brought global fame to the show and its characters. Phoebe is known for her unorthodox performance and giddy behavior.
7. Kitty Forman
Debra Jo Rupp – The 70s Show
Katherine Anne or Kitty Forman is a fictional character in The 70s Show played by the ultimate comic heroine Debra Jo Rupp. Kitty’s character got much fame due to being relatable and naturally funny. Kitty was a nurse who took a break from her career to settle family conflicts. The American show has 8 seasons and got much popular amongst the audience.
6. Leslie Knope
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Leslie Barbara Knope, portrayed by Amy Poehler, is the protagonist of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. She pretty much became everyone’s favorite character due to her ability to make every scene funny. The show attained much fame and was hard to resist.
5. Sophia Petrillo
Estelle Getty – The Golden Girls
Sophia Petrillo remained on your television screen for a period of 10 years. One of the only characters in television history that lived for such a long span. She was portrayed by Estelle Getty. Sophia is best known for her immodest comments, sharp criticism, and witticism.
4. Liz Lemon
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Elizabeth Miervaldis Lemon, the main character of American television series 30 Rock was portrayed by Tina Fey, who is also the creator of the series and its showrunner. Liz Lemon became the heart and soul of the series. Although it is a fictional character, Tina Fey based the role very much on herself.
She was the heart and soul of 30 Rock, one of the best and most loved sitcoms in history, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Tina Fey in the lead. She is definitely one of the funniest female TV characters of all time.
3. Mary Richards
Mary Tyler Moore – The Mary Tyler Moore Show
She was a fine television, stage and film actress. She was also a producer and social advocate. Her roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show got her great glory.
Mary Tyler made name for herself due to her natural acting skills. She unfortunately passed away in 2017 due to Pneumonia. She was undoubtedly one funniest female TV characters of all time.
2. Elaine Benes
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Seinfeld
Elaine Benes is a fictional character in American sitcom Seinfeld, portrayed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. An ironic fact about Elaine’s character is that her best friend is her ex-boyfriend.
Since 1998, Elaine is considered to be one of the funniest women in television history. Julia earned six Emmy nominations for her role as Elaine.
Few people in television history have been as consistently funny for as long she has. She is one of the most awarded actresses in American television history, winning more Emmy Awards and more Screen Actors Guild Awards than any other performer
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1. Ricardo Lucy
Lucille Ball – I Love Lucy
Lucille Ball undoubtedly holds the top position in the list of most funny people in television history. She was the star of the self-produced sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy, and Life with Lucy, as well as comedy television specials aired under the title The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.
Her stunning performance in I Love Lucy has made her the queen of television comedy. Lucy is the wacky wife of a bandleader. She always manages to get into some kind of trouble.
The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy combined for over 300 episodes. Timeless, hilarious, and ground breaking, Lucille Ball still stands as the funniest woman to ever grace our television sets.
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