There are so many funny women out there...people are always saying, "women aren't as funny as men", but it's just not true. They may not get as many funny roles as men, but they are just as funny, if not more so. One of my favorite contemporary funny ladies is Tisha Campbell. Her role in "Little Shop of Horrors" is small, but it's so great. It's not exactly comedy work, but it is an example of her diversity.
Now that I've finished my "helpful robots" list for Forces of Geek, I think one of my next lists will be of contemporary comediennes.