Did you hear about the CPA who went into comedy? It's no joke... the next great stand-up comedian just might be a professional accountant. Sage Accountants Network is serving as the evening sponsor of Accountants One’s 6th Annual Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant, which culminates tonight at 8 p.m. at the CW Midtown’s Center Stage. This year’s event promises plenty of surprises, as nine of the South’s funniest financial professionals battle it out on stage for the title of “the South’s Funniest Accountant.” Proceeds from tonight’s event benefit Junior Achievement of Georgia (www.georgia.ja.org), which partners with businesses and educators to bring the real world to students. “Sage Accountants Network is thrilled to once again be a sponsor of this year’s search for the South’s Funniest Accountant, and appreciates events such as this that change the perception that accountants are just number crunchers; Sage knows that accountants are funny too,” said Jennifer Warawa, senior director, Sage Accountants Network. “As an accountant myself, I know the asset value of a sense of humor and a pocket protector. In addition to showcasing that, this wonderful event also benefits a very worthy cause: Junior Achievement of Georgia.” Judges narrowed down the largest contestant field ever to eight during earlier auditions in Atlanta. These lucky finalists participated in two “comedy boot camps” in October to hone their routines. The ninth contestant is actually the winner of Accountants One’s Raleigh competition last month. The overall winner—who will be announced live at tonight’s event—will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to Las Vegas, the perfect destination for any budding comedian. For more information about the 6th Annual Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant, visit http://accountantsarefunnytoo.com. About Accountants One Accountants One is a non-franchised Accounting and Financial Recruiting Firm. Since its inception in 1973, the company has taken a uniquely personal approach in bringing the right candidate together with the right client in both contract and direct hire capacity. The firm’s focus on building long-term relationships has allowed Accountants One to generate a 98% placement success rate—in an industry where 50% is considered good. Clients range from CPA firms and private companies to Fortune 100 enterprises and local mom and pop establishments. About Sage North America Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.