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Last Comic Standing

Last Comic StandingNetwork: NBC
Episodes: Ongoing (two-hour, hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 1, 2003 – TBD
Series status: Cancelled, then revived

Performers include: Bill Bellamy, Jay Mohr, Fearne Cotton, Louis Ramey, Iliza Shlesinger, Lavell Crawford, Kathleen Madigan, Kali Hawk, and Jim Tavare.

last comic standing past TV show

TV show description:
In this reality show, talent scouts scour the United States in search of America’s next great comedian. Judges choose ten semifinalists to live in a house together and to compete for the title of “last comic standing,” their own comedy special, and $250,000 in cash. Each week, the contestants compete in challenges to win immunity from elimination. Challenges consist of performing on the street to see who can garner the most money from tourists, giving bus tours of Hollywood landmarks, roasting a fellow contestant at the Friars Club, and performing as a clown to a group of kids.

At the end of an episode, contestants vote for who they believe is funnier than they are. The comics with the fewest number of votes perform their routines in front of a live audience. The audience then selects who is sent home and ultimately, laughs last. When the comedians have been whittled down to five, each comic performs a routine and the voting is left to the viewers at home to vote for the winner.

Hosts for various seasons of the program have included comedians Jay Mohr, Anthony Clark, and Bill Bellamy.

 

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Eg February 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

It was great in the older seasons. Now it’s just like Idol. Do not like that new format, they ruined it. But Craig Robinson rocked

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Mark C. June 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Too bad, I was looking forward to another season of hilarious stand-up from up and coming comics. I think the show started to fail the more it got away from the original format. I liked it when the comics actually challenged each other to on stage battles and when they had to live together in a house to drive each other batshit. The new format isn’t that much different than any number of other talent based reality shows. Bringing back Jay Mohr might not be a bad idea either, having a new host every season has hurt the shows consistancy. Greg Giraldo will be sorely missed. R.I.P. Greg

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Anonymous July 14, 2009 at 6:17 pm

this show shoould not be canselled!!!!!
It’s awesome

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