Funny women | Ellen DeGeneres

She breathed new life into daytime TV in 2003 when she set up "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and diversifies the award-winning talker by hosting both real people and celebs. She was the first woman and lead character to come out on a major TV show, but what she does best is make us laugh.

( Al Seib / Los Angeles Times )

She breathed new life into daytime TV in 2003 when she set up "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and diversifies the award-winning talker by hosting both real people and celebs. She was the first woman and lead character to come out on a major TV show, but what she does best is make us laugh.

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