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The List Of Highest-Paid Comedians In 2015 Doesn't Include A Single Woman

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 23/10/2015 Sara Boboltz

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Once again, Forbes has compiled its annual list of the world's highest-paid comedians. And despite our ongoing love affair with funny women, the list includes not one of them. 

Jerry Seinfeld -- worth an estimated $820 million in 2014 -- tops this year's list, having earned $36 million between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015. Kevin Hart comes in second with $28.5 million, followed by Terry Fator, who earned $21.5 million.

In a sense, it's not that surprising. The Forbes list required contenders to earn their primary source of income through concert ticket sales. Amy Schumer, for one, made more film and television commitments over the past year -- the stand-up business remains generally dominated by men. The magazine notes that only three women have won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album since 1959: Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin.

With negotiations for women in the spotlight these days -- actors andindustry professionals alike speaking out about Hollywood's pervasive gender wage gap -- we might hold out hope for a more representative list in 2016.

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