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The world's funniest women

With Miranda Hart showcasing her talents in an Issue 100 special for Stylist this week and stars such as Kristen Wiig and Tina Fey storming the comedy scene on the other side of the pond, there's never been a better time for female comedians to shine. In fact, to paraphrase British stand-up Josie Long, "there are s***loads of funny women." Below, we've selected just a few of our favourite witty women of the moment - along with their very best wisecracks. Read on for jokes from the most hilarious female stand-ups on the block...

(P.S. It's by far a conclusive guide, so please do let us know your thoughts on anyone we've missed out in the comments section below or on Twitter)

Picture credit: Rex Features

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