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The Funniest Southern Comedians of All Time

Updated July 11, 2019 2.9k votes 689 voters 41.9k views29 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    Bill Engvall
    160
    62

    Bill Engvall

    Blue Collar TV, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie
  • 2
    Jeff Foxworthy
    181
    78

    Jeff Foxworthy

    Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
  • 3
    Ron White
    181
    82

    Ron White

    Horrible Bosses, Sex and the City 2
  • 4
    Rodney Carrington
    150
    71

    Rodney Carrington

    Beer for My Horses, Rodney
  • 5
    Larry the Cable Guy
    136
    74
  • 6
    Leanne Morgan
    88
    48

    Leanne Morgan

  • 7
    Jeff Dunham
    88
    51

    Jeff Dunham

    Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself
  • 8
    Chris Tucker
    65
    34

    Chris Tucker

    Silver Linings Playbook, The Fifth Element
  • 9
    Kathleen Madigan
    63
    32

    Kathleen Madigan

    Last Comic Standing, Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan
  • 10
    Trae Crowder
    84
    54

    Trae Crowder

  • 11
    Jon Reep
    74
    46

    Jon Reep

    Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Into the Storm
  • 12
    Nate Bargatze
    55
    31

    Nate Bargatze

  • 13
    John Caparulo
    61
    43

    John Caparulo

    Work It, Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland
  • 14
    Zach Galifianakis
    45
    25

    Zach Galifianakis

    The Hangover, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • 15
    David Cross
    45
    37

    David Cross

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Small Soldiers
  • 16
    Aziz Ansari
    56
    54

    Aziz Ansari

    Parks and Recreation, Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • 17
    Patton Oswalt
    38
    33

    Patton Oswalt

    Ratatouille, The King of Queens
  • 18
    Reno Collier
    28
    25

    Reno Collier

    Witless Protection, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation
  • 19
    Vic Henley
    23
    24

    Vic Henley

    Comedy Central Presents: Southern Gents of Comedy, Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops
  • 20
    Rory Scovel
    24
    27
  • 21
    Fortune Feimster
    25
    28

    Fortune Feimster

  • 22
    Etta May
    18
    20

    Etta May

    Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics, Bill Engvall's New All-Stars of Country Comedy: Vol. 1
  • 23
    19
    23

    Chad Prather

  • 24
    Mark Normand
    15
    26

    Mark Normand

  • 25
    Tig Notaro
    22
    38

    Tig Notaro

    Walk of Shame, In a World...