Last Comic Standing
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Last Comic Standing
First Aired: November 30th, 1999
Status: Ended
Genre: Comedy, Reality
Network: NBC
Summary: A nationwide talent search accepting the best professional and non-professional stand-up comedians. Once the selection process is narrowed to 10, the show covers the contestants as they live together and compete for an exclusive contract with NBC, and to be called the Last Comic Standing. In Season 3 ("The Battle of the Best"), the object of the contest was the first season's 10 finalists versus second season's 10 finalists. No immunity challenges this time, or time spent showing the comics living together. It's pure stand-up.
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Season 6
Auditions 1
Episode 1: Auditions 1
Air Date: May 22nd, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: Talent scouts begin their search for the Last Comic Standing. The search begins in New York City with talent scouts Richard Belzer and Steve Schirripa. The search then moves on to Tempe with talent scouts Fred Willard and Kathy Najimy.
Auditions 2
Episode 2: Auditions 2
Air Date: May 29th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: Last Comic Standing arrives in Los Angeles. Talent scouts Angela Kinsey and Oscar Nuñez from NBC's hit comedy The Office are the judges the comics need to impress. One of the first comedians, Ron G., opens with jokes about his dream-snatcher girlfriend and gets a pass to the evening showcase. The usual crazy comics are ever present. One guy doesn't even want to be a comic! Then there's the scary "mistress of death." Both are obvious no-nos. Amber Tozer manages to get through with jokes about her dysfunctional family. Adam Richmond, a naughty Jew who loves Jesus, makes the first cut as well.
Auditions 3
Episode 3: Auditions 3
Air Date: June 5th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: The hunt for the Last Comic Standing continues with auditions. French Stewart and Josh Gomez scout for talent in San Francisco, while Dave Foley and Richard Kind scout for talent just north of the border in Toronto.
Auditions 4
Episode 4: Auditions 4
Air Date: June 12nd, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: The hunt for the Last Comic Standing continues with auditions. Two former Cheers stars, George Wendt and John Ratzenberger, scout for talent in Nashville, while Kate Flannery and Brian Baumgartner scout for talent in Minneapolis.
Auditions 5
Episode 5: Auditions 5
Air Date: June 19th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: The Last Comic Standing continues their audtions with a special audtion session in Miami for international comics. Lonny Ross and Keith Powell will be the talent scouts who will decide which international comic will move onto the next round.
Semifinals
Episode 6: Semifinals
Air Date: June 26th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: The comics have been chosen from the auditions, and the semifinals have now begun. The talent scouts appearing are Richard Belzer and Steve Schirripa as the comics now compete in Las Vegas to become the Last Comic Standing.
Semifinals 2
Episode 7: Semifinals 2
Air Date: July 3rd, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: This is the second half of the semifinals round to determine the Last Comic Standing. Richard Belzer and Steve Schirripa return again for this second half of the semifinal round to help determine who moves on to the next round, and those who do not. At the end, only 12 comedy acts will move on to the next round and continue to compete to be the Last Comic Standing.
Episode 8
Episode 8: Episode 8
Air Date: July 10th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: Contestants go head-to-head in three speed rounds, with the winner getting immunity from elimination.
Episode 9
Episode 9: Episode 9
Air Date: July 17th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: The remaining comics must fill their shopping carts with props for a show they must perform for shoppers in a household goods store; comic Carrot Top judges the contestants on their success with the props; two comics are eliminated.
Episode 10
Episode 10: Episode 10
Air Date: July 24th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: The eight remaining comics are surprised with a trip to the Playboy Mansion; the comics are asked to tell Hugh Hefner's girlfriends, Holly, Bridget and Kendra, a humorous bedtime story.
Episode 11
Episode 11: Episode 11
Air Date: July 31st, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: The five finalists are revealed.
Season Finale
Episode 12: Season Finale
Air Date: August 7th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Summary: Jon Lovitz and last season's winner, Jon Reep, perform; Gilbert Gottfried, Penn and Teller, Joel McHale and this season's top-12 finalists make special appearances; the winner is revealed.
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