10/07/2014 09:09 am ET Updated Oct 07, 2014

13 Feminist Comedians Prove Just How Fun Challenging The Patriarchy Can Be

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It's a common, albeit outdated, misconception that women are grumpy, humorless bellyachers. For some, the concept of a funny feminist isn't just a radical notion — it's completely incongruous. But the fact is, funny feminists don't just exist — they're thriving, breaking down barriers while making a whole lot of people, men and women, laugh. A lot.

Like many industries, comedy — of both the stand-up and late night varieties — is largely male-dominated. Men have long ruled Forbesannual list of top-earning comedians, and it's no surprise: Comedy has traditionally been a boys' club.

But that's changing.

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