07/12/2013 10:43 am ET

Why Aren't There More Women On The Top-Earning Comedians List?

Our annual list of the top-earning comedians is a who’s who of industry talent, from Jeff Dunham and Russell Peters to Jerry Seinfeld and Louis C.K.
There’s just one question: Where the ladies at?

The comedians on this year’s rankings all have their own styles of comedy, but they’ve got one thing in common: They’re all dudes, and they’ve dominated most of the list for years. Asking if women are as funny as men is a question as old as it is frustrating, but with so many female comics making news this past year, from Tig Notaro to Amy Schumer, we took a closer look at what it takes for women to earn top dollar.

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