Epic Moments of Women in Comedy

Women have always been funny, though arguments to the contrary ridiculously persist. We've assembled a few of our favorite funny women and the moments that have helped shape their careers. From Lucille Ball's 11-year run on "I Love Lucy" to Melissa McCarthy's breakout role in Bridesmaids, consider this an extended ode to the women who make us laugh.

Hear more about the rise of women in comedy TONIGHT on MAKERS.com. We're showing a special screening of MAKERS: Women in Comedy, hosted by Kathy Griffin. Team MAKERS will also be online to answer your questions and tell exclusive behind-the-scenes stories. Join us at 8 PM EST!