Kathy Griffin calls out list of highest-paid comedians over ‘no women’

Kathy Griffin calls out list of highest-paid comedians over 'no women'

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Kathy Griffin is ready to laugh about the time a photo got her in hot water with the feds and the president. This summer she plans to tour North America, including a sold-out gig at Carnegie Hall in New York. (April 2)
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Kathy Griffin doesn’t think the Kings of Comedy is any laughing matter. 

The “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” star, 58, called out the lack of gender representation among Forbes’ list of highest-paid comedians of 2018 — which is made up of all men. 

“No women,” she said on Twitter Thursday, along with a graphic of each comedian and their estimated earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018.

Jerry Seinfeld, 64, claimed the top spot yet again, raking in $57.5 million from stand-up shows, selling the streaming rights of “Seinfeld” to Hulu and proceeds from his 2017 Netlfix deal. (In fact, Seinfeld has only been dethroned once by Kevin Hart in 2016 since Forbes started tracking comedian’s pay in 2006.)

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Following closely behind is Hart, who missed the top spot by $500,000. The “Night School” actor pulled in $57 million thanks to his sold-out “Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour” and role of Franklin “Mouse” Finbar in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

Amy Schumer, who became the first woman to enter the boy’s club in 2017, did not make the cut this year, failing to meet Forbes’ $15 million cutoff. 

Here’s a look at the annual pay of this year’s top comedians:

1. Jerry Seinfeld, 64

$57.5 million 

2. Kevin Hart, 39

$57 million

3. Dave Chappelle, 45

$35 million

4. Chris Rock, 53

$30 million

5. Ricky Gervais, 57

$25 million

6. Gabriel Iglesias, 42

$20.5 million

7. Terry Fator, 53

$18 million

8. Jim Gaffigan, 52

$17.5 million

9. Jeff Dunham, 56

$16.5 million

10. Sebastian Maniscalco, 45

$15 million

Related: Forbes names 2018’s richest celebrities: George Lucas, Oprah, Kylie Jenner make list

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