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The United States Of Comedy: 50 Comedians From 50 States (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 03/08/11 07:44 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

American comedy has as distinct and varied a voice as America itself -- which should be no surprise, considering how vast our comedians' backgrounds are. Although it may seem like the most powerful comedic voices in the United States are concentrated in geographic clusters, the truth is that some of the most enduring personalities are represented all across the country. Some use their birthplace is part of their identity (like Jeff Foxworthy, born in Atlanta, GA), while others are more surprising. (Who knew Steve Martin is a hometown hero of Waco, TX?)

We found a comedian from each of the fifty states. (See below the map for a list of all included.) Who is your favorite comedian from your home state?

  • Alabama - Vic Henley
  • Alaska - Haley Boyle
  • Arizona - Greg Proops
  • Arkansas - Bill Hicks
  • California - Will Ferrell
  • Colorado - Kristen Schaal
  • Connecticut - Lisa Lampanelli
  • Delaware - Aubrey Plaza
  • Florida - Daniel Tosh
  • Georgia - Jeff Foxworthy
  • Hawaii - Jonah Ray
  • Idaho - Ryan Hamilton
  • Illinois - Richard Pryor
  • Indiana - David Letterman
  • Iowa - Johnny Carson
  • Kansas - Jason Sudeikis
  • Kentucky - Chris Hardwick
  • Louisiana - Ellen DeGeneres
  • Maine - Bob Marley
  • Maryland - Lewis Black
  • Massachusetts - Conan O'Brien
  • Michigan - Mary-Lynn Rajskub
  • Minnesota - Mitch Hedberg
  • Mississippi - Tig Notaro
  • Missouri - Cedric the Entertainer
  • Montana - Dana Carvey
  • Nebraska - Dick Cavett
  • Nevada - Jimmy Kimmel
  • New Hampshire - Sarah Silverman
  • New Jersey - Jon Stewart
  • New Mexico - Marc Maron
  • New York - George Carlin
  • North Carolina - Zach Galifianakis
  • North Dakota - Ryan Karels
  • Ohio - Drew Carey
  • Oklahoma - Bill Hader
  • Oregon - Matt Braunger
  • Pennsylvania - Tina Fey
  • Rhode Island - Charlie Day
  • South Carolina - Aziz Ansari
  • South Dakota - Timmy Williams
  • Tennessee - Ralphie May
  • Texas - Steve Martin
  • Utah - Roseanne Barr
  • Vermont - Luis Guzman
  • Virginia - Patton Oswalt
  • Washington - Joel McHale
  • West Virginia - Steve Harvey
  • Wisconsin - Chris Farley
  • Wyoming - Jim J. Bullock
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