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List Rules Vote up the funniest stand-up comedians who hail from the Southern states.

This list contains information about the best southern comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best southern comedians come in many forms. Some famous comedians from the south joke about family in their stand-up acts while other southern comedians crack wise about relationships. A few hilarious southern comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top southern comedians list? Jeff Foxworthy has to be at the top. As a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Foxworthy wielded his southern charm and comedic wit to describe the many ways that “you might be a redneck.” His Blue Collar tour-mates – Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, and Ron White – are also among the best southern comedians.

Aziz Ansari has generated a huge fan base with his coastal comedy and pop culture references but the Master of None star was born in South Carolina. Other hilarious stand-ups featured on this top southern comedians list include Tig Notaro, Chris Tucker, and Jeff Dunham.

How will we ever determine which comedian deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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27 9
Ron White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Ron White Horrible Bosses, Sex and the City 2, Ron White: They Call Me Tater Salad

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31 15
Jeff Foxworthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Jeff Foxworthy Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Jeff Foxworthy: Totally Committed

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22 8
Rodney Carrington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Rodney Carrington Beer for My Horses, Rodney

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24 11
Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Larry the Cable Guy Cars, Cars 2, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie

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20 10
Bill Engvall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Bill Engvall Blue Collar TV, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road

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14 6
Jon Reep is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Jon Reep Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Into the Storm, Rodney

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16 9
Trae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Trae Crowder

8
11 5
Leanne Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Leanne Morgan

9
14 8
Kathleen Madigan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Kathleen Madigan Last Comic Standing, Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan, The Great Debate

10
16 12
Aziz Ansari is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Aziz Ansari Parks and Recreation, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic

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14 10
Jeff Dunham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Jeff Dunham Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special

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12 8
John Caparulo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
John Caparulo Work It, Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation

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14 11
David Cross is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
David Cross Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Small Soldiers, Kung Fu Panda

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2 0
Chad Prather is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
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Chad Prather is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
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1 0
Chad Prather is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Chad Prather added Chad Prather

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9 9
Chris Tucker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Chris Tucker Silver Linings Playbook, The Fifth Element, Rush Hour 2

18
5 5
Nate Bargatze is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Nate Bargatze

19
2 2
Joe Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Joe Zimmerman The Addams Family, Zombie Death House, Bad Girls from Mars

20
4 5
Fortune Feimster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Fortune Feimster

21
3 4
Reno Collier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Reno Collier Witless Protection, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation, Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau

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2 3
Etta May is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Etta May Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics, Bill Engvall's New All-Stars of Country Comedy: Vol. 1, Southern Fried Chicks

23
2 3
Chris Bliss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Chris Bliss

24
5 7
Rory Scovel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time

25
3 5
Mark Normand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Mark Normand

26
2 4
Vic Henley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Vic Henley Comedy Central Presents: Southern Gents of Comedy, Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops

27
5 8
Tig Notaro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Tig Notaro Walk of Shame, In a World..., Have Tig at Your Party

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0 3
Jeffrey Jena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Jeffrey Jena

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0 5
Rick Overton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time
Rick Overton Groundhog Day, Beverly Hills Cop, Cloverfield