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Mid-South funny man competing on 'Last Comic Standing'

Karlous Miller grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, but before he was telling jokes on national TV, he was an Oxford firefighter with his stepdad. (Photo Source: NBC) Karlous Miller grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, but before he was telling jokes on national TV, he was an Oxford firefighter with his stepdad. (Photo Source: NBC)
A Mid-South man, often referred to by his family as the funny one out of the bunch, is now making people laugh on NBC's "Last Comic Standing." (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) A Mid-South man, often referred to by his family as the funny one out of the bunch, is now making people laugh on NBC's "Last Comic Standing." (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

(WMC) - A Mid-South man, often referred to by his family as the funny one out of the bunch, is now making people laugh on NBC's "Last Comic Standing."

Karlous Miller grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, but before he was telling jokes on national TV, he was an Oxford firefighter with his stepdad.

"They had a fire when he got back, and he found out firefighting was not his career," said Miller's stepdad, Larry Pettis.

Miller's funny routines on "Last Comic Standing" are catching on like the fires his stepdad still puts out, as assistant fire chief.

"It gives me chill bumps just to see him, just to see my son growing up. I always knew he was going to be funny," he said.

Family members, including his 5-year-old son, still live in Oxford, where he had his first show more than a decade ago.

"He's always been funny, he's always been talking trash," said his aunt, Ann Pettis.

Another aunt, Joanne Miller, said "I can't even say the funniest joke because he's been doing this since he was a kid."

Miller moved to Atlanta to exercise his funny bone. His family says if laughter is the best medicine, they know the right doctor, and they're cheering him on with the rest of the country on the new hit show.

You can watch how far Karlous Miller makes it on WMC Action News 5.

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