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19 Times Funny Ladies Triumphed This Year

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    In 2015, one funny lady dominated: Amy Schumer. She did, after all, have a critically beloved TV show, a blockbuster movie, and an HBO special. Oh, and she also fell in front of Kim and Kanye. While Schumer may have been the biggest breakout star, but there were plenty of other women who made us laugh.

    Now that the year is coming to a close, we're reminiscing about the times female comedians triumphed, whether on-screen or behind the scenes. Remember when Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) debated whether or not to peg on Broad City? Or when Mindy Kaling bounced back from cancellation and took her series to Hulu? Or when Constance Wu crooned "I Will Always Love You" in Fresh Off the Boat?

    And lest we forget, 2015 was also the year a sitcom theme song reminded us that "females are strong as hell." You bet they are. They are also really, really funny.

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    January 11
    Amy & Tina Hosted Their Final Golden Globes


    Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted their final Golden Globe Awards (just for now, we hope!), and their farewell was everything we'd dreamed of. In typical fashion, they lampooned Hollywood's self-seriousness and its bias against women. They also played a game of "Who'd You Rather" and gave Bill Cosby the skewering he deserves.

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    January 27
    Ghostbusters Cast Announced

    Melissa, Leslie, Kristen, and Kate? The perfect foursome.

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    February 4
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    During one of Broad City's best episodes to date, Abbi decides whether or not to peg her neighbor Jeremy after he whips out a dildo during coitus. She does, and Ilana rejoices, as we all did.

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    February 4
    Constance Wu Entered Our Lives In
    Fresh Off The Boat

    Though there was some controversy preceding its debut, Fresh Off the Boat emerged as a fantastic sitcom. Why is it so great? One major reason: Constance Wu, who has begun her reign as one of the funniest people on television. Her Jessica Huang is far from a stereotype. Instead, she is an idiosyncratic woman with a killer set of pipes trying to adapt to new surroundings.

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    February 15
    Maya Rudolph Brought Back Beyoncé


    We've always loved Rudolph's Beyoncé, so when the powerhouse comedian busted out her powerhouse impression of the powerhouse diva on SNL's 40th Anniversary Special, she reminded us why she's one of the all time greats.