NBC slates “Mr. Robinson” and “The Carmichael Show” for August 2015 debuts
NBC will give Wednesday nights a try for sitcoms late this summer, announcing the Aug. 5 debut pairing of Mr. Robinson and The Carmichael Show in the 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific hour. Mr. Robinson stars Craig Robinson as a version of his bad self who sings and plays keyboards in the funk b... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald and Anthony Jeselnik join NBC’s Last Comic Standing
Last Comic Standing just booked two big comedians. Norm Macdonald will join the NBC reality program as a judge, while Anthony Jeselnik will host the series. Macdonald will replace Russell Peters at the judging table, while Jeselnik is taking over for J.B. Smoove. Roseanne Barr and Keenen I... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald and Anthony Jeselnik Join Season 9 of 'Last Comic Standing'
by Megh Wright NBC is prepping the upcoming ninth season of the Wanda Sykes-produced Last Comic Standing, and The Wrap reports that a new host and judge have just been added to the show. SNL alum Norm Macdonald will join Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans as a judge, while Anthony Jeselnik will s... [Read More]
Tommy Ryman named Best of Midwest at Gilda’s LaughFest (Review)
GRAND RAPIDS — Minnesota comedian Tommy Ryman was crowned Best of the Midwest — and was handed a check for $2,500 — late last night here as he edged out nine other comedians in what has become an annual highlight of Gilda’s LaughFest, now in its fifth year. A semifinalist dur... [Read More]
Anthony Jeselnik will host, Norm Macdonald joins Roseanne and Keenen Ivory Wayans as judges for Last Comic Standing season 9!
Last Comic Standing still doesn't have a premiere date for summer 2015, but when it returns to NBC for a ninth season of stand-up competition, it'll do so with a new host, new judge and a truncated eight-episode season. Your new host, replacing JB Smoove...is...Anthony Jeselnik! Jeselnik, a veteran ... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 9 back on schedule for summer 2015 premiere on NBC
Does this count as a Christmas miracle? Last Comic Standing is back on schedule for a ninth season in summer 2015, with an actual premiere date and time slot still to be determined by NBC. "We are having final casting showcases in January at the Improv in LA. ‎We're almost fully booked, but do h... [Read More]
Lavell Crawford: a big, hilarious man in Montclair
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of watching Lavell Crawford from front row seats at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. To put it lightly, he brought the house down. From the moment he took the stage, it was a rare moment the audience wasn’t laughing. There aren’t many comics who can ... [Read More]
The Rumor Mill: “Last Comic Standing” cancelled by NBC
We’re hearing rumblings from sources that NBC has axed the summer reality comedy series Last Comic Standing… again. The comedy competition show had new life injected into it this past summer when Wanda Sykes and her production team revived the show for an 8th season hosted by JB Smoove ... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 9 on hold, return to NBC for summer 2015 unknown as show format undergoes revamp
Hurry up and wait is a common expression in show business. Now it's all too relevant to the ninth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, which now has to figure out whether it can return in time for summer 2015 after telling comedians this weekend that production has been put on hold. "It is on hold f... [Read More]
Advice from the Last Comic Standing judges as you audition online or in person at showcases nationwide this fall for Last Comic Standing 9
Last Comic Standing's final five finalists from this summer's eighth season started a nationwide stand-up tour last week. Meanwhile, producers already have begun scouting potential stand-up contestants for Last Comic Standing 9 in 2015 -- they looked at dozens of comedians last week in Los Angeles, ... [Read More]