Since the first ever competition in 2008, Charleston has experienced a veritable explosion of comedians. Locals are taking to the mic at bars each week, which has led to a huge demand for a slot in the fight to become Charleston’s funniest person. To meet that demand, CCF expanded to four preliminary rounds this year. Stand up vet Kenny Zimlinghaus, a former 96 Wave deejay who is now based in NYC, will emcee the finals on Wednesday night as 16 comedians get their chance to perform in front of a big, rowdy crowd of homers. The winner will be determined by a paper ballot vote. Performance order will be determined by a random drawing.

You won’t want to miss this epic battle for the title of funniest person in Charleston.