Southern Living

If you've been on Facebook lately, you may have seen a few videos floating around of a man in a ponytail and a thick accent yelling about snow. Meet Darren Knight – a.k.a. Southern Momma. This Southside, Alabama comedian has made waves on social media with his viral mom-focused series, Southern Momma, featuring a humorous take on some of the crazy things we've heard our mamas say in the house. It may sound like a strange concept, but his oh-so-popular videos about how Southerners act during snowstorms and sassy advice our mamas told us about dating have resonated with folks all over the South. So, who is Southern Momma? According to Darren, he pulls his inspiration 40% from his own Southern mama, and 60% from his grandma, who's a bit more animated. "They are a heavy influence behind the character of Southern Momma." Darren was once asked if his mom and grandmother have ever been offended by some of the material and how accurate it was, and he said, "No – they totally know where that material's coming from and they agree 110%."

 

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