Review: “The Comedian” starring Robert De Niro
Don’t be misled by the title or the movie trailers. The Comedian, a Taylor Hackford film (An Officer and a Gentleman, Ray) starring Robert De Niro as a former sitcom star and stand-up comedian still trying to ply his trade into his 70s, is actually a love story about second chances and last ch... [Read More]
Kevin Hart To Bring His 1st Ever ‘Super Bowl Comedy Jam’ With DeRay Davis, Gary Owen, And Others
Kevin Hart is officially ready to introduce his Laugh Out Loud comedy brand to the world. This week in the midst of promoting the sequel to his film Ride Along with Ice Cube, Kevin announced that he will now takeover Super Bowl weekend with his own Comedy Jam. For this year’s Super Bowl 50, c... [Read More]
Episode #22: Aida Rodriguez
You've seen Aida Rodriguez on your NBC stations in the summer of 2014 competing as a finalist on the eighth season of Last Comic Standing, and for the past two years, she has hosted the Imagen Awards celebrating the positive portrayals of Latinos onscreen in TV, movies and webseries. The 30th annual... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 8, The Sketch Challenge, and a double-elimination
Let's Get Going, America! Two of you must get going, too. Sorry about that. There's something about watching these TV comedy competitions dress up stand-ups and challenge them in different formats -- particularly in this week's sketch challenge on Last Comic Standing -- that reminds me of Mitch Hedb... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing, Season 8, “Semi-Final Day 1″ RECAP
"We started with 100 of America's funniest comedians." Or so the voiceover guy tells us. But now we have 28 semifinalists, and tonight 14 of them battle for five spots, with guest mentors Amy Schumer (past Last Comic finalist) and Wanda Sykes (current Last Comic executive producer) giving them point... [Read More]
Aida Rodriguez responds to viewers of Last Comic Standing #YesAllWomen
Aida Rodriguez advanced to the semifinals of the eighth season of Last Comic Standing. Rodriguez already knew that because "The Invitationals" rounds of audition showcases taped months ago. But after millions of you watched on May 22 and again the following Wednesday when NBC rebroadcast it, Rodrigu... [Read More]
NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced
With judges Russell Peters, Roseanne and Keenen Ivory Wayans and host JB Smoove, Last Comic Standing made its triumphant return last night to NBC. And this time, with the guidance of executive producer Wanda Sykes, Last Comic Standing is being done right. In year’s past NBC went to great lengt... [Read More]
Meet the Top 100 comedians competing on Season 8 of Last Comic Standing
So who received invites to the televised comedy competition that is Last Comic Standing in 2014? Here are your Top 100 who auditioned for Season 8 of Last Comic. The season premieres Thursday on NBC. Not listed in order of finish or preference. Not yet, anyhow. How many of these stand-up comedians d... [Read More]