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The 5 Most Hilarious Stand-Up Comics From North Carolina

North Carolina is known as the birthplace of of many talented and notable figures, ranging from famous actors, singers, athletes, and more. The Tar Heel state is practically a breeding ground for success. But did you know that North Carolina is also home to some of the funniest, most hysterical stand-up comics in the game right now? Let's take a look at some of my personal favorites! Stand-up comedy seems to have skyrocketed in popularity recently. Now more than ever young up-and-coming comics are able to utilize social media to spotlight their material in a way that they never would have been able to before. Even more seasoned comics like Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Pete Holmes and others have become household names over the years due to the increase in stand-up fandom. Hell, the most popular video so far in 2024 is longtime comedian Katt Williams popping off on his colleagues. All this and more makes it clear that stand-up is re-entering a boom period of sorts. I've been a fan of stand-up comedy for as long as I can remember. When most kids were watching shows on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel, 12-year-old KC was glued to the half hour Comedy Central stand-up specials. I even dabbled in performing stand-up myself in my early 20s, which quickly and harshly tempered my perception of how funny I really was. Thankfully no footage exists of my aspiring stand-up career, which I promise is for the best. Aside from my botched open mic appearances, North Carolina does actually get to claim some of comedy's most successful and talented performers still in the circuit. Some NC-based comics have even managed to use their comedic chops as a launching pad to break through into other business ventures. In no particular order, here are my picks for the funniest North Carolina-based comedians. (Note: most of the clips used in this list contain NSFW language. You've been warned.)

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