We are on a mission to show the world that despite popular belief, accountants are funny too. The Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant is a stand-up comedy show competition that was created to provide a platform to showcase the less celebrated comedic talents of our accountant friends and colleagues. Since 2006, Accountants One has proved that accountants are more than just number crunchers.

Proceeds from The Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant benefit Junior Achievement of Georgia, an organization with a mission to prepare and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. To date, the event has raised nearly half a million dollars through our funny accountants.

The 2019 show sold out with over 900 people in attendance and due to its remarkable popularity, the 2022 show will be bigger and better than ever. For the first time ever, the show will take place at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre at the Battery! The 16th Annual Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant is officially BACK and ready to bring the laughs!


Testimonial: Brad Manning

The Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant was such a fun experience, benefiting an amazing cause. From auditions to the moment I walked out on stage, the Accountants One team was always there to help me prepare my material, give me feedback, and make me feel confident in my performance. The event and the entire process leading up to it was a blast.

– Brad Manning


Testimonial: Joe Bray

The Search has been one of the greatest experiences of my professional career, both as a performer and an attendee. Since I first got involved in 2013, I’ve been amazed at how the show gets better each year, and at times like this, we need laughs more than ever. Not to mention that it supports such a valuable organization in Junior Achievement. It truly is a win-win for our profession and the community around us. I can’t want for the return in 2022!

– Joe Bray

Testimonial: Jason McCarthy

“I thought this was the best show ever. You guys have done everything you can do to make sure the show runs well and you can really tell that you have got it down to a science. The crowd is great and very forgiving.”

– Jason McCarthy

Testimonial: Tom Downs

“I had a blast and thought this truly was on of the best experiences of my life. Even if I were to win next year, it could not make the experience any better than the one I had this year. It was wonderful.”

– Tom Downs

Testimonial: Brian King

“The whole audition process, boot camp and my performance was a great experience and so much fun!”

– Brian King

Testimonial: Gilbert Lawand

“I had a great time and would love to be in the show again next year! It was the most fun I have ever had! You guys did a great job and it was a great experience!”

– Gilbert Lawand

Testimonial: Mary Ferguson

“Dan is hilarious and does a great job putting this together. Depending on where I am in my life and career, I am always happy to try out again.”

– Mary Ferguson

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Meet Accountants One

Accountants One has been recruiting accounting and financial professionals in Atlanta since 1973.  Their focus on high-quality relationship building allows them to develop a unique database populated by an elite group of candidates. Accountants One’s commitment to honesty, integrity, and confidentiality attracts an exceptional community of candidates focused on ethical career growth.

The CEO and President, Dan Erling, is the founder of The Search For The South’s Funniest Accountant, an event that was born from his love of stand-up comedy and his deep passion for education. Throughout the years, Dan and his team at Accountants One made the event possible through their hard work and dedication to giving back to the Atlanta community.