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'Sick Of Stupid' Uses Comedy To Branch Outside Southern Stereotypes

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Sick of Stupid
Comedians Cliff Cash, Tom Simmons and Stewart Huff use stand-up to push back against negative Southern stereotypes.

Comedians Cliff Cash, Tom Simmons and Stewart Huff are tired of seeing ​negative stereotypes plague their Southern identity. The trio of comedians use stand-up to push against these stereotypes and offer different perspectives outside what is seen on shows like "Duck Dynasty." They tackle topics like gay rights, religion and gun control.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Cash and Simmons about embodying their identity as Southern comedians. The trio performs at Bourgie Nights in Wilmington on Friday, June 17 at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 18 at 9:30 p.m., at the Idiot Box Comedy Club in Greensboro on Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. and at The Millroom in Asheville on Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC. His fascination for audio storytelling and radio journalism began as a broadcast major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his career as a reporter for Carolina Connection, UNC’s student-led radio news show, where Charlie’s work won multiple Hearst Journalism Awards.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.