It's 2016, and women in entertainment still deal with too many ridiculous barriers, slights, and double-standards to mention. The good news is that the last couple of years have seen a slow turnaround that's becoming a sea change. Streaming outlets like Netflix and Hulu are taking chances on new creative voices, forcing networks to do the same. All this means we're in the best era yet for women in comedy. Here are some female comedians who crushed 2015 and are set to keep on running the world.
1 of 16 Ellen Degeneres
Ellen DeGeneres has carved herself a niche in America's heart as one of the most lovable, warm-hearted talk show hosts. The Ellen DeGeneres Show has run for almost 2,000 episodes. The only downside is that it takes a lot of time away from other things, which is why it's such a treat to see her back in movies. She's taking center stage in Finding Dory, a sequel to Pixar's much-beloved Finding Nemo.
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