Last Comic Standing winner is Rod Man!
After 13 emotional and action packed episodes of Last Comic Standing, comedians Lachlan Patterson, Rod Man and Nikki Carr were left to battle it out for the title of Last Comic Standing, $250,000, an NBC talent deal and a half-hour scripted development deal with Universal Television. In the end, jud... [Read More]
My Pod Week: Week ending 7/20/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! NORM MACDONALD LIVE (EP 20 Roseanne Barr) Roseann... [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]
Here’s an hour of the best moments from the last decade of Comedy Central Roasts (video)
It’s been a tradition for years now that as the summer winds down Comedy Central roast someone. If you don’t have the time to go over the last ten years or so of events then you are in luck because some promising internet people Bungle Boy Video put together this supercut of “The B... [Read More]
Judd Apatow to release a book of comedy interviews
Looks like producer, writer, director Judd Apatow is adding a new title to his resume; author. Apatow has been signed by publishing giant Random House to produce Sick In The Head, a collection of interviews he’s conducted over the past thirty years with many of his comedy heroes. Interviewees ... [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]
A Documentary Was Made About Roseanne Barr's 2012 Presidential Bid
by Bradford Evans It seems so long ago at this point, but Roseanne Barr did run for President of the United States in 2012 and apparently, somebody filmed a documentary about her campaign. THR reports today that longtime Michael Moore collaborator Eric Weinrib made a documentary called Roseanne for ... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing, Season 8, Episode 2 of “The Invitationals” RECAP
Hey, comedy fans! We're back with the second episode (and third hour) of the eighth season of Last Comic Standing! What have we missed? Recap of the recap by the voiceover, and now to the new comics! Here is the full episode on Hulu (where available) TONY BAKER (FULL SET, JUDGES COMMENTS) Jokes ab... [Read More]
From Villain to Folk Hero: Ben Kronberg’s appearance exposes every flaw in “Last Comic Standing”
Last Thursday the controversial stand-up/reality show Last Comic Standing returned after a 4 year hiatus. While the show provides a primetime stage for underrated and under-seen stand-ups to perform their craft on network TV, the show is controversial because it’s in competition format, reduci... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing, Season 8 premiere recap and video highlights
Welcome back to Last Comic Standing! Or, as new host J.B. Smoove proclaimed near the top of Thursday night's two-hour premiere on NBC: Smoove "I just want everyone to welcome back to a bigger, better, greater Last Comic Standing!" Hold for applause. What's different now in season eight, four ye... [Read More]