2017 North Carolina's Funniest - Championships

The North Carolina's Funniest Person Competition returns June 6 - August 1, 2017! Be sure to join us for the Preliminary Rounds, June 6 - July 19, as all Preliminary Round winners are decided by audience vote!

Rules and Regulations:

  • Contestants must perform:
    • 4.5 - 6 minutes in the Preliminary Rounds
    • 6.5 - 8 minutes in the Semi Finals
    • 8.5 - 10 minutes in the Final Round
  • Contestants must be from North Carolina.
  • Material must be original. If it is not, you will be disqualified.

The Preliminary Rounds will take place 6/6, 6/13, 6/14, 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/27, 6/28, 7/11, 7/18, and 7/19.

Semi-Finals will take place 7/25 and 7/26, with the Finals taking place on Tuesday, August 1.

Dates may change!

This is it, one last show for all of the marbles! Join us for the Finals of the 2017 North Carolina's Funniest Person Competition, August 1! Cheer on your favorite comics and see who walks away with the grand prize of $1,200 and the title of North Carolina's Funniest!

Click the "Funniest" tab at the top of the page to see the full line-up.


This show is 18+. Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime).

Dine with us at the Factory prior to the show by making a reservation! Give us a call at 919.828.5233 (Reservations must be made before 4pm the day of the show.) What's the difference between seating? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page!

The North Carolina's Funniest Person Competition returns June 6 - August 1, 2017! Be sure to join us for the Preliminary Rounds, June 6 - July 19, as all Preliminary Round winners are decided by audience vote!

Rules and Regulations:

  • Contestants must perform:
    • 4.5 - 6 minutes in the Preliminary Rounds
    • 6.5 - 8 minutes in the Semi Finals
    • 8.5 - 10 minutes in the Final Round
  • Contestants must be from North Carolina.
  • Material must be original. If it is not, you will be disqualified.

The Preliminary Rounds will take place 6/6, 6/13, 6/14, 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/27, 6/28, 7/11, 7/18, and 7/19.

Semi-Finals will take place 7/25 and 7/26, with the Finals taking place on Tuesday, August 1.

Dates may change!