The first-ever "Carolina's Funniest Comic" competition was sponsored by DSI Comedy Theater in Carrboro. Although DSI owner and executive producer Zach Ward says the competition drew contestants from outside the region, all four finalists are local, with two from Raleigh and one apiece from Durham and Carrboro. At stake is the title and an $800 cash prize. Second place will garner $200. The other two will win $20, or as Ward says, a friendly invitation to buy a couple of beers. Read the full story by Megan Stein.