Clayton English wins Last Comic Standing 9
Congratulations to Atlanta's Clayton English, who officially won the ninth season of Last Comic Standing, which aired its finale Wednesday night on NBC. English takes home $250,000 and a development deal with NBC to pitch his own show. He also performed later Wednesday night on Late Night with Seth ... [Read More]
NBC’s Last Comic Standing has revealed it’s Top 5 finalists
The announcement has been made and we’ve got our Top 5 finalists in this year’s edition of Last Comic Standing. The group includes Michael Palascak, Ian Bagg, Dominique, Andy Erikson, and Clayton English. Here’s a more detailed breakdown on the remaining comedians in the competitio... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 9: The Showdowns, from Top 10 to Top 5
Why was 6 afraid of 7? You know the joke: Because 7 8 9! Say it aloud. Spell it if you have to. But here we are, in episode seven of a short-order of eight episodes for season nine of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and we're cutting the field of stand-up comedian contestants from 10 […] [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 9: The Semifinals (Part Two)
We're in the homestretch of episodes that don't have nearly enough time to showcase 21 stand-up comedians in 44 minutes, as this is the second and final semifinal of season nine of NBC's Last Comic Standing. A quick pan across the green room and there's Andi Smith revealing to us she didn't even pac... [Read More]
Oh, to be a woman in stand-up comedy in Miami in 2015
Miami New Times profiled the women making comedy in Miami in 2015, so read the stories from Kat Toledo, Emily Winter, Natalie Prager-Newman, Dominique Gelin, and Elise Valderrama (pictured above) and see how much you identify with them. A sidebar video asked them about "The Annoying Shit People Say ... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing, Season 9: Invitationals, Part Two
For its second week of Invitationals action, Last Comic Standing headed straight to the jokes. No time for build-up. No time for filler. We've got dozens of comedians to sorta see and show you enough of them to want to see more of at least some of them later this summer! Which means far less banter,... [Read More]
Wanda Sykes to present all-female “Herlarious” stand-up specials for Oprah’s OWN channel
Oprah welcomes some more female comedy to her OWN cable channel this summer, thanks to two stand-up specials hosted by Wanda Sykes that'll tape in Chicago this week. Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious will tape this Wednesday at Oprah Winfrey's Har... [Read More]
Tracy Morgan Takes on the New York Comedy Festival
by Mike Henneberger Last Thursday, a sold-out crowd filled the Beacon Theatre in New York as Tracy Morgan celebrated his birthday (and mine) with a headlining performance for the New York Comedy Festival. Those who aren’t familiar with Tracy’s stand... [Read More]