How To: Audition for Last Comic Standing 9 on NBC in 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, it may be two weeks too early to declare a winner in the eighth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. But as you watch the final five finalists face off in stand-up competitions over the next three Thursdays, you may be thinking to yourself: How can I get in on this competition?... [Read More]
 
Last Comic Standing 8: The Roast of Gilbert Gottfried
You know what? Last Comic Standing really has gotten a lot of things right in its eighth season. When Last Comic did a roast several years back, it felt like a backroom thing. Low-budget. This time around it not only dressed up the contestants in black-tie, but made the whole thing a fully functioni... [Read More]
 
Top 5 on Last Comic Standing 8 going on nationwide tour Fall 2014
We have our five finalists on season 8 of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and now we know we'll be able to see them all perform live in a theater near you this fall. The show announced a tour that kicks off Sept. 16, 2014, in Tuscon, crosses America and back through at least Nov. 22 in Southern Californi... [Read More]
 
Mark Normand: Relatably Edgy
Mark Normand is a hilarious comedian with a unique voice.  Literally, he has a very unique voice. Comedically as well, that old-timey tone and his innocent looking face let him get away with a lot of things other comedians can’t. He’s recently been seen on Last Comic Standing and Co... [Read More]
 
Last Comic Standing 8: The Universal Studios tour challenge and a head-to-head that goes “sudden death”
If there ever were a challenge that I know I could have won on NBC's Last Comic Standing, then this week's Universal Studios Tram Experience challenge showed me the way. Back in the late 1990s, while living in Seattle as a young stand-up comedian and improviser myself, I got hired on at the Space Ne... [Read More]
 
Ben Kronberg on Seth Meyers, “Are you guys pro Reggae marriage?”
When it comes to stand-up comedy, Ben Kronberg is a master at being dry and absurd. He’s left of center but when he connects with a joke it’s a wonder to see. In fact, in Ben’s set from Late Night with Seth Meyers, he made a Star Wars joke that simultaneously made me laugh and [&he... [Read More]
 
Marlon Wayans on the “Funniest Wins” philosophy, a lack of sibling rivalries and touring with his brothers Keenen, Damon and Shawn
Marlon Wayans already was hard at work on his new comedy competition series, Funniest Wins on TBS, when he heard that his older brother, Keenen Ivory Wayans, was joining the other competition as a judge on Last Comic Standing. "I think my lawyer may have told me," Marlon Wayans told The Comic's Comi... [Read More]
 
NBC issues early renewal for Last Comic Standing 9, coming Summer 2015, with more America’s Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior
NBC's press day at the summer TV Critics Association confab provided great news over the weekend for all three of its summer reality competitions -- all of which also are hosted by or showcasing comedians. Last Comic Standing, currently mid-revival for season eight with new executive producers Wanda... [Read More]
 
Last Comic Standing renewed for ninth season, under Wanda Sykes’ leadership
NBC is pleased with Wanda Sykes’ revival of stand-up comedy competition series Last Comic Standing. The network renewed the reality show, along with America’s Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior, over the weekend. The series returned for an eighth season this summer amidst some skeptic... [Read More]
 
NBC Renews 'Last Comic Standing' for Season 9
by Bradford Evans NBC announced yesterday that they're bringing back Last Comic Standing for another year. The long-running, on-again-off-again standup reality competition returned this summer after four years off the air, revamped with new host J.B. Smoove, producer Wanda Sykes, and an invite-only ... [Read More]