Last Comic Standing
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Last Comic Standing 6, Episode 1: It’s Alive! Alive!, by Dale Sherman: A huge surprise with the return of Last Comic Standing. No, not that it’s back, but that’s it is actually funny once again! Could this be the dawn of a turnaround after the dismal Season Five? Click inside for details!
Last Comic Standing 5, The Finale: The Fastest Relay of Turtles, by Dale Sherman: It’s the finale of Last Comic Standing Season Five and finalist Jon Reep kicks off the night with the statement, “Let’s get this thing over with!” The show seems to certainly be in a big hurry, so why is it taking so long to get to its destination? All the details right here!
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 14: Klaus Makes Top Five!, by Dale Sherman: No kidding, Klaus is the lederhosen MAN! Oh, yeah, and there’s some stuff about the final three becoming the final two, blah, blah, blah, plus some other junk – just a click away!
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 13: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others…, by Dale Sherman: One of these comics is not like the others,
One of these finalists just really stinks.
Can you guess which one is a loser?
To find out more just click on this link!
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 12: Let’s Tease the Comics!, by Dale Sherman: The final five become the final four in a loooong, drawn-out process that is the equivalent of pulling the wings off of flies. But let’s have fun with it as the comics suffer right here!
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 11: Owing the World another Apology, by Dale Sherman: The final five go head-to-head in a showcase that will be seen around the world. Boy, THAT’S embarrassing! See who America has to apologize for by clicking here!
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 10: ...Or Maybe It's Just You, by Dale Sherman: The final seven go through the final challenge in hopes of making it to the final five. Well, not all of them are trying that hard, actually. Meanwhile, one of the finalists gets upset with a couple of the others over something completely insignificant. What happens and who makes the final five? Just a click away!
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 9: Middle Ages, Middle Fingers, by Dale Sherman: The final eight have to perform in jester outfits as a medieval-theme restaurant for the next challenge. They should just be happy it wasn’t a Hooters, as none of them would have looked good in the outfits. Okay, maybe Doug, but still…One more comic hits the road after a Head-to Head as well and a head’s up on what Jay Mohr is doing online these days! Just a click away.
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 8: America Loves Face-Eating Dogs!, by Dale Sherman: We’re done to the final ten comics on LCS and two will be leaving after the first head-to-head-to-head. Who will it be? Who ends up getting immunity in the Heckling Challenge? Who shows that they have a little more to give than we’ve seen so far? Just a click away for all the answers!
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 7: NBC Really Hates You , by Dale Sherman: Episode Seven sees sixteen of the thirty-two comics compete for five spots out of ten finalists in order to become one. Then they have a quick cuddle and a cigarette in the dark. You’ll feel like you’ve been screwed too when you see the results from this week’s show! Just a click away.
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 6: Purgatory, aka The Semi-Finals Part One , by Dale Sherman: Thirty-two comics get past the showcases from around the world to end up at the Alex Theatre in L.A. to compete for one of the ten finalist slots! In the first hour of the Semi-Finals sixteen comics compete and a few are stand-outs. Unfortunately, not all of them make it. To find out who did, just click away!
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 5: The Last Comics Auditioning, by Wesley Rice: Last Comic Standing’s last stop in the latest search is in Tempe, Arizona. How many comics move forward? Will Lavell Crawford, who we’ve seen on numerous commercials joking about swelling up when he’s nervous, make it to the semi-finals?
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 4: Buddy – What Happened?, by Dale Sherman: The never-ending try-outs continue this week, with a trip to London (England, y’all) and Minneapolis, MN. ANT hates two of the guys trying out, but they end up in different showcases anyway. Will they prove themselves worthy of ANT? And is that a good thing or bad? Everything’s just a click away!
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 3: Down Under , by Dale Sherman: This week, LCS turns to Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia for another round of try-outs to get to the semi-finals. Who will make it? Why does it seem like there are few funny comics in L.A.? What are our own (made-up) answers to the Jokes of the Day? The answers are just a click away!
Last Comic Standing 5, Episode 1 & 2: What Did the Orange Pirate’s Parrot Say to the Tightrope at the End of the Ear-Piercing?, by Dale Sherman: Another season of Last Comic Standing kicks off with the traditional multi-city try-outs. This week, we saw New York, San Antonio, and for the first time a city outside of the U.S., Montreal. Twelve comics were picked, a lot of others weren’t, new judges learn the perils of being on the other side of the table, and this reviewer laughed the hardest at the wrong thing. More just a click away!
Last Comic Standing to Return for Fifth Season, by Dale Sherman: Last Comic Standing is coming back! NBC's announcement contains some interesting facts about the new season, including a new host and some new talent scouts! In addition, Dale provides information about the audition sites. It's all inside!
Last Comic Standing 4 in Review: Where Do We Go From Here?, by Dale Sherman: The fourth season of Last Comic Standing is over, with a fifth season on the horizon for next summer. In this review of the entire season, Dale Sherman looks at what worked and didn’t work in the season, as well as comments on each of the twelve finalists’ overall work in the series. Dale also has some thoughts as to what could benefit the series in the future. To find out the details, just click here!
Last Comic Standing 4, Episode 12: The Finale!, by Dale Sherman: The finale of Last Comic Standing 4 is upon us! Who will be named the Last Comic Standing? What announcement gets nearly shoved under the rug before anyone can take notice? Which of the Final Twelve didn’t show up for the finale? And just how well did Dat, John, Alonzo, and Jay do in their sets? Click here for the details!
Last Comic Standing 4, Episode 11: Just Think Who We Could Have Gotten , by Dale Sherman:The three finalists are reduced to two for a final round of sets for viewers to vote on. Plus, the two Online Comics come on to show that maybe America really, really shouldn’t be allowed to vote. All this, plus Paul Rodriguez picks up a check. Just click here!
Last Comic Standing 4, Episode 10: All-Male Revue, by Dale Sherman: One of the four remaining comics has to leave this week. We also find out who the two finalists in the “Online Comics” competition are. Meanwhile, another Last Comic Standing vet and a former judge drop by to each do a set. Plus, more info as to what’s in store for the final two episodes! Just click here!
Last Comic Standing 4, Episode 9: Oh! Here’s My A-Material!, by Dale Sherman: One of the five finalists leaves this week; a LCS vet comes back to remind us why he didn’t win in previous seasons; and the Final Four suddenly remembered where they stored their A-Material. All this, info on the next season, and details on how to see the last few episodes live! Just click here!
Last Comic Standing 4, Episode 8: Five Go to Battle!, by Dale Sherman: The 40 comics have now been reduced to five. This week, those five comics each perform a five-minute set in hopes of earning enough votes from the viewing audience to return for another performance next week. How did they do? Click inside!
Last Comic Standing 4, Episode 7: Ghost in the Shell , by Dale Sherman: A roast this week sets up nothing to do with the rest of the show. They’re on a ship, but that has nothing to do with anything either. And those other semi-finalists that you thought may have had a chance on the online voting? Forget about them, as the producers have their “choices.” Meanwhile, two comics from the eight leave after the three-way head-to-head, while another is asked to leave after breaking the house rules. Read on for the details.
Last Comic Standing 4, Episode 6: Crotch Football, by Dale Sherman: The twelve have been reduced to ten, with Michele Balan coming back to the Queen Mary. Having proven herself, will she be safe from another head-to-head competition? How will the comics do with their challenge, and why is Adam Carolla involved? Who gets a kick in the crotch? Most importantly, who gets to stay and who has to leave after a special four-way head-to-head? The answers are right here with just a click.
Last Comic Standing 4, Episode 5: Natural Selection , by Dale Sherman: The twelve finalists move to the Queen Mary for the “house” portion of the series. Within minutes the cast is ready to throw someone overboard. Meanwhile, one comic refuses to participate in the first challenge… until it suits him. All this, plus a look at ratings, the producers trying to explain themselves for Episode Four, who won the first challenge and who won the latest on-line vote. Just a click away.
Last Comic Standing 4, Episode 4: Five Plus Five Equals Twelve , by Dale Sherman: The final twenty comics come out to be whittled down to five for the final ten. Or maybe more? Yep, you can’t have shake a reality show with a bunch of twists falling out, and one pops up tonight on LCS4. What’s the twist and who will make it? Click here for details.
Last Comic Standing 4, Episode 3: Knocking Twenty to Five (and Still Twenty to Go), by Dale Sherman: The first half of 40 comics that made the callbacks will be seen by three talent judges. Who will make it? Who is judging? Who won last week’s online vote? How did the first week do in the ratings? Why is the second episode suddenly Episode 3? Why do birds suddenly appear every time you come near? The answers to nearly all of these questions are just one click away!
Last Comic Standing 4, Episode 1: Why Klaus Lost, by Dale Sherman: Our resident Last Comic Standing reviewer, Dale Sherman, is back to cover the new season and runs up the results from the two-hour premiere. Who made it to the semi-finals? Why are Bob and Ross so grumpy? And, most importantly, why does Dale keep pushing for Klaus? Step inside to find out.
Still Standing – Last Comic Standing returns for a Fourth Season , by Dale Sherman: Tuesday, May 30 marks the return of a summer favorite, Last Comic Standing to the NBC lineup. What can viewers expect? What changes will there be? Dale has all the details!
Last Comic Standing 4 Kicks Off with Open Calls , by Dale Sherman: With fans getting over their initial shock in hearing the news that NBC has picked up Last Comic Standing for a fourth seasons, details are now starting to appear on where and when comics can audition for the program. What to know where you’ll be able to see some of the comics that will make it to the house this year? Click here for more details on that, plus BIG news about Jay Mohr!
Last Comic Standing Returns to NBC for a Fourth Season , by Dale Sherman : After a decidedly inauspicious ending to the third season, most thought that Last Comic Standing was dead. Not so, as NBC recently announced the shocking return of one of the most sucessful summer reality shows of all time. Will there be changes? Who will be involved? Who won't be involved? We have some answers for you, inside!
Intelligent Comedy - A Review of Sean Kent's CD, "Sex, Drugs, and Politics", by Mike DeGeorge: Last Comic Standing's Sean Kent has had a remarkable life. Diagnosed with cancer shortly before, and ganged up on during his stint on the show, he has since recovered from both. His career recovery continues with Sex, Drugs, and Politics, his first CD. Mike DeGeorge brings you the review!
A Review of Last Comic Standing 3 Winner Alonzo Bodden's CD "Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time", by Mike DeGeorge: Before winning Last Comic Standing 3, Alonzo Bodden had a comedy CD entitled "Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time." While Alonzo used some of this material on the show, there was obviously quite a bit of material that was not allowed on NBC. Join Mike as he reviews Alonzo's first CD.
"Don't Make Me Somebody I'm Not" - An Interview with Last Comic Standing's Tammy Pescatelli, by Dale Sherman : Tammy Pescatelli certainly made an impact in her time on Last Comic Standing. In this interview with RNO's Dale Sherman, Tammy talks about what happened in the laundromat challenge, how to deal with haters, and her thoughts on the series. It's all inside!
Last Comic Standing Stars Featured in Buddy Hackett Charity Tribute Show, by Dale Sherman : In the L.A. area and want to see some LCS stars in action? Want to help out a great charity for homeless animals that is dedicating a sanctuary to a famous comic seen in LCS1? Want to know what Ralphie May and Jay Mohr have to say about it? Click here for more details.
Last Comic Standing 3, Episode 8: The Finale NBC Ruined, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge : Four days after NBC gave away the winner of Last Comic Standing 3, Comedy Central airs the finale of the series. You may know who won, but find out what they did during the filmed finale. Also, see how NBC did in the ratings without LCS3's finale, some updates on who we are interviewing from the show, and which LCS comic has already turned the "Gulman/Mohr" fight into a bit for their stand-up routine. Click inside for more details.
"It Was Just Really Tremendous": An Interview with Last Comic Standing's Sean Kent, by Mike DeGeorge: Sean Kent was never shy about his opinion during his stint on Last Comic Standing, and nothing has changed. Now in remission from cancer, Sean discusses everything from his cancer treatments and politics to seeing everyone on the show again to his future plans. It's a whirlwind of an interview, and it's only a click away!
"I'm Still in Exhale Mode": An Interview With Last Comic Standing 3 Winner Alonzo Bodden, by Mike DeGeorge: Alonzo Bodden was the runner-up in Last Comic Standing 2, so there was only one way to improve on that: win Last Comic Standing 3. That's exactly what Alonzo did. Join RNO in our exclusive post-taping interview, as Alonzo dicusses his feelings, his thoughts on the show, and his future!
How Did NBC Announce the Last Comic Standing 3 Winner?, by Dale Sherman : NBC went ahead with the planned Father of the Pride marathon on Tuesday night. So how exactly did they announce the winner of Last Comic Standing 3? Click inside for the details.
Last Comic Standing 3: Late October 12 Finale Update and Overall Thoughts, by Dale Sherman : We finally have what looks like solid information on the Last Comic Standing 3 finale. But does this information actually make NBC look even worse than they already did? Dale shares both the latest news and his thoughts on this whole mess.
Last Comic Standing 3: October 12 Update - So Where Are We?, by Dale Sherman : On October 6, we found out that NBC had cancelled Last Comic Standing 3 and would not be airing the finale show on October 12. What has happened since then? Dale Sherman has more details!
Last Comic Standing 3: Right Show, Different Channel, by Dale Sherman : Another day, another new development in the Last Comic Standing 3 finale fiasco. Check inside for all the latest details as of Friday evening.
Last Comic Standing 3 - The Final Episode is Back On!, by Dale Sherman : Things are moving quickly at NBC, thanks to the letters and phone calls of protest. What’s in the works now? Click inside.
Last Comic Standing 3: Cancellation News, Day 2, by Dale Sherman : Since RealityNewsOnline broke the news about details on the cancellation of Last Comic Standing, we have been swamped with viewers wanting to know how to voice their concerns to NBC. Click inside for details on where to write or call. Plus, we also have some more news as to what may be happening next for the show – LCS3 might not be dead yet!
Last Comic Standing 3 Cancelled Before the Reveal!, by Dale Sherman : What’s going on? What happened to the big reveal episode of Last Comic Standing 3?! It’s not on the NBC schedule – in fact, NBC has cancelled the show just before the final episode! What did host and executive producer Jay Mohr have to say about this? How will we find out who won? Dale has all the available details of this breaking story.
I Want to Give the Fans Exactly What they Want": A Follow-Up Interview with Last Comic Standing's ANT, by Mike DeGeorge: Is there life after Last Comic Standing? ANT certainly thinks so! He's got so many upcoming projects we needed another interview to go into them all! Plus, ANT dishes as only he can on his LCS cohorts and gives his thoughts on other recent reality shows.
Last Comic Standing 3, Episode 7: Final Showdown, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge : The final four comics perform, with this week's votes determining who will be the Last Comic Standing. Plus, Ralphie May has a few words to say about an article that appeared last week where he criticized the show. Or so it seemed at the time. Click here for more details.
Last Comic Standing 3, Episode 6: Red Button Never Got a Roast, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge : It's Roast Time! Time for Jay Mohr to go under the knife of six contestants, Jeffrey Ross, and Triumph the Insult Dog, as a roast is done in his honor. The outcome? Four more comics will leave after this week. Meanwhile, four comics get voted off this week as LCS3 starts winding up for the finale in two weeks.
Last Comic Standing 3, Episode 5: Taking Cues from Roddy Piper, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge : Legendary wrestler Roddy Piper once said, "Just when you think you have the answers, I change the questions." Why are we mentioning it for LCS3? Click here to find the answer, and also who has left the show.
Last Comic Standing 3, Episode 4: Fighting the Mic, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge : Eight comics talking. Six comics sighing. Four comics nervous. Two comics leaving. And a mic-stand that doesn't like Jay. Click here for more details.
Last Comic Standing 3, Episode 3: Rocking the Mic, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: One member from each team left at the end of Episode Two. Two more comics will be leaving at the end of the show tonight. If that wasn't enough, the teams must pick four comics from their own teams to go up tonight in the stand-up competition. Who will go on? Who will leave? All this, plus some details on Ralphie May and his father.
"I Bring It Onstage": An Interview With Last Comic Standing's Alonzo Bodden, by Mike DeGeorge: Alonzo Bodden brought it all the way to the finals of Last Comic Standing 2 and was favored to win by a lot of people. Here in this interview with RNO, Alonzo talks about his early years in comedy, what he thinks of finishing second, and what he has planned for the future!
"Winning the Show Had Nothing To Do With Winning the Prize": An Interview with Last Comic Standing's ANT, by Mike DeGeorge: In his own words, you may not remember the winner of Last Comic Standing 2, but you will definitely remember him. Before the third season, ANT talked with RealityNewsOnline about his beginnings as a comedian, his regrets on the show, his thoughts on some of the other comics, and, in an RNO exclusive, find out just exactly who WAS the head of that alliance!
Last Comic Standing 3, Episode 2: Surprises Galore!, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge & Jill Sherman: Lots of surprises for the second episode of the season! Who won the first house vs. house competition? Who is going to have to leave? Why did NBC not caption the first half of the show? And who were the funniest of the ten comics that hit the stage tonight? Could it be Sean Kent?! Click here for more details.
Last Comic Standing 3, Episode 1: Welcome Back, My Friends, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: The Olympics are over, and it's time for those other Summer Games to continue - another season of Last Comic Standing! In the first episode, we meet our friends from LCS1 again, welcome back our new friends from LCS2, and sit back and enjoy ten stand-up performances.
"I've Been On a 19-Year Trek": An Interview with Last Comic Standing 2's Jay London, by Mike DeGeorge: Jay London was the surprise success of Last Comic Standing 2, and no one was more surprised by his success more than London himself. In this exclusive interview, the Wildcard winner talks about his beginnings in comedy, his on-stage apologies, the story behind his jacket, and, of course, a little bit about LCS2 thrown in for good measure.
Last Comic Standing 3: How The Competition Will Be Done, by Dale Sherman: The third season of Last Comic Standing starts on Monday, but most fans seem a bit unsure of what the rules will be for the program. With a little inside help from Executive Producer and Host Jay Mohr and Producer Cori Fry, RNO has the details. How are the challenges structured? What's all this talk about cash prizes? Which one of the twenty comics won't be returning? And just what kind of surprises do we have in store for readers? Click here for the details.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 16: Here We Are Again, the Start of the End., by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: Who is the winner of LCS2? Which two comics came back from LCS1 to perform? What's the deal with LCS3? Click inside for details.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episodes 14 & 15: Forward! Into the Past..., by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: This episode of LCS2 is a two-hour special and is a rare exception in reality television by actually giving us some value for the time allotted. Three comics from the try-outs and semi-finals come back to perform, the comics talk about life in the house with new clips, the "best of the worst," and - oh, yeah - the three finalists perform so that America can vote on who is the "Last Comic Standing." All this and a little more is just a click away.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 13: Three Good Comics Leave . . . Three Good Comics Remain, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: This episode of LCS2 reveals the three finalists for next week's final comedy showdown. That, plus we have details of the Final Six taping from an eyewitness. Click here for more details.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 12: Building Momentum, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: Six Comics remain. Three will be voted off in the next episode. Tonight's episode was their last chance to prove that they should make it to the finale. How did they do? Check it out inside.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 11: Then There Were Five... uh, Six, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: The votes are in for the Wildcard episode. Who scored the lowest? Whose leaving upset the audience? Who won? Find out inside.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 10: Battle of the Second-Tier Guys (and Gal), by Dale Sherman with Mike DeGeorge: It's the Wildcard episode! One of the five comics that had been voted off in earlier head-to-heads has a chance to be part of the semi-final rounds next week. Take a look at who those challengers are, how they did, and who might be back for the semi-finals.
Last Comic Standing 2: The Final Twist?, by Dale Sherman: NBC.com just listed rules for the "Wildcard" head-to-head on July 27th. In doing so, they gave away the final twist of the series. Want to know more and what it'll mean to viewers voting at home? Click here for more details.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 9: Like a Bad High School Reunion, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: Surprises are in store for the six remaining comics as they face the final week in the house and the possibility of being eliminated before the final round of head-to-heads. Who gets immunity? Who will have to leave? Who was really in the alliance? Why are the four comics who left suddenly in the house? And why were there a bunch Average Joe guys standing around in their Speedos? Click here for the answers.
Last Comic Standing 3: What to Expect? The Official Word, by Dale Sherman: Last Comic Standing 2 has done so well for NBC that they plan to bring the show back for a new season on August 28. RealityNewsOnline has the OFFICIAL word on what is planned for Last Comic Standing 3 from executive producer and host Jay Mohr himself.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 8: The Nitty Gritty, by Mike DeGeorge: We're getting down to the nitty gritty on Last Comic Standing 2, with only two more eliminations left until the finals. Some of the comedians are bearing down, while others are trying to ride under the radar. Plus, the comedians take on their most formidable challenge yet - KIDS.
The Evolution of Last Comic Standing, by Dale Sherman: Adaptation is certainly at the center of evolution, and Last Comic Standing 2 is going through some changes as we get nearer to the finale: added episodes, more surprises, and a third season of the show in late August. Plus, Jay Mohr's book hits the bestsellers list and news on how to get tickets to the last few episodes of LCS2. Oh, yeah, and about our recap of Episode Eight . . . well, read on for more details.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 7: There Goes Another Rubber Tree Plant, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: Gary doesn't like ANT. ANT doesn't like Gary. Everyone else would be glad to see one of them go, but who it will be is up in the air. Meanwhile, the group has to go to the Friars' Club to perform before three famous members of the club. All this, plus news on the ratings, NBC's badly timed advertising, and the truth about Buck Star.
Last Comic Standing 2: Winning the Battle but Losing the War, by David Bloomberg: Some of the behavior we’ve seen in just the first two “house” episodes of Last Comic Standing 2 shows that several of the comedians have not learned the lesson of the first series. ANT, in particular, is “playing the game” but seems to have forgotten who picks the winner.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 6: Every Man for Himself, and Todd Against All, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge : The fallout from last week's incredible head-to-head Comedy Showcase continues this week. As alliances crumble around them, the comics continue to get on each other's nerves on an almost breakneck pace. Two comics almost come to blows, and it all leads to the closest head-to-head EVER.
Two Years Naked in High School: a review of Jay Mohr’s “Gasping for Airtime”, by Dale Sherman: It's every comic's dream to write and perform for Saturday Night Live, right? Well, in his new book, Gasping for Airtime, Jay Mohr tells us that this is not necessarily the case. In fact, far from being pleasurable, the experience could be described as miserable!
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 5: In the House I Live In, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge : The comics move into the house. Will it be all friendships and roses, or will the comics get on each other's nerves right away? Which do YOU think? We have our first comedy competition, as well as our first head-to-head elimination. The details are but a click away!
Last Comic Standing 2: Eyewitness to Controversy, by Dale Sherman: Since Drew Carey and Brett Butler went public with their complaints about the Paris finals for LCS2, everyone has weighed in with their thoughts on the matter. The only problem is that 99.9% of those individuals were not there to witness the show live. RNO is fortunate in hearing from a person who attended the event. She has her own thoughts about what happened and who should have made the house. See inside for her answers.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 4: Vegas Finale, Part 2, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge : The second of two final rounds in Vegas is not without controversy. Watch as ten comics lay out their best material in the hopes of getting into the Last Comic Standing 2 house. Unfortunately, two of the judges do not agree with the final decision! What happens? And what does it have to do with Dan Naterman? Find out inside!
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 3: Vegas Finals, Part 1, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: Last week saw the semi-finals in New York, where the comics were cut from forty to twenty. Tonight's episode sees the first ten of the twenty get a chance to perform at the Paris in Las Vegas, and five of those ten move will move on to the house. Who will make it? Dale and Mike take a look.
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 2: Narrowing Down the Field, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: We’re in New York, and it’s time to narrow the Last Comic Standing 2 field again, this time from 40 to 20. Who will bomb? Who will choke? And who will move on? Which category does Tammy Pescatelli fall into? Find out here!
Last Comic Standing 2, Episode 1: The Premiere, by Dale Sherman, with Mike DeGeorge: The second season of Last Comic Standing starts now! Bob Reed and Ross Mark are back to find The Funniest Person in America. But first, they have to work their way through thousands and thousands of comics at open calls in eight cities. Host Jay Mohr calls the action on the screen, while Dale gives the blow by blow, just a click away.
Checking In on the Comics from Last Comic Standing 1, by Dale Sherman: Tuesday, June 8, marks the beginning of the second season of Last Comic Standing. While all the fans are getting ready for the premiere, Dale Sherman thought fans would like to know what the finalists are up to from the first season. Read on for updates and EXCLUSIVE comments from fan-favorites Rich Vos, Cory Kahaney, Rob Cantrell, Tere Joyce, and Dave Mordal!
Last Comic Standing 2: Controversy at the Paris, by Dale Sherman: The 42 comedians who moved on from the regional “open calls” were reduced to ten after performances in New York and Las Vegas in February. Things went well, right? Well, yes and no. Someone wasn’t happy with the results, and Dale Sherman takes a look at the controversy that resulted.
Last Comic Standing 2: The Open Calls Are Done!, by Dale Sherman: The open calls for the second season of Last Comic Standing that lasted nearly three weeks in January in eight different cities around the country have been completed. How many comics made the cut? Where are the semi-finals to be held? Dale Sherman has the details.
Last Comic Standing 2: Audition News & Updates, by Dale Sherman: For those of you who missed out on last week’s column, auditions have begun for the next season of Last Comic Standing. We have some news about the open-call done in Los Angeles, plus updates on the “free shows” that readers can attend and perhaps see the next “funniest person in America.”
Last Comic Standing to Return – Tryouts Start This Month, by Dale Sherman & David Bloomberg: The second edition of Last Comic Standing is in preparations, and that means tryouts are coming soon to an area near you. They start next week, and will also include free public shows at some locations -- some announcements have only had sketchy info, but RNO has specific dates, times, and more. So if you want to be on the show or just see some funny people, read on for all the details!
Last Comic Standing: The Rich Vos Interview, by Dale & Jill Sherman: Rich Vos was one of the five finalists on Last Comic Standing, but he’s done much more than appearing on one reality show. We recently had a chance to talk with Rich to get his views on his career, the show, and what he saw the show as representing to viewers.
Last Comic Standing: After the Armageddon, by Dale Sherman and Mike DeGeorge: It’s been two weeks since Dat Phan was chosen as the winner of Last Comic Standing, but Mike and Dale are back with some information on upcoming tours for the comics involved and an important announcement for fans about keeping LCS on the air.
Adventures in Vegas: the “Live” Last Comic Standing Report, by Dale Sherman: RNO reviewer Dale Sherman attended the taping of the final episode of Last Comic Standing at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on August 5, 2003. His review covers the taping of that show, running into some of the comics during the week, and exactly why he and his wife ended up having “Elvis” renew their wedding vows.
Last Comic Standing: An Interview with Dave Mordal, by Dale Sherman: Dat Phan may have won the competition, but Dave Mordal came away from Last Comic Standing as the true breakout comic of the show. Dale Sherman interviewed Dave the day before the filming of the final episode of the season and got Dave’s take on a variety of topics surrounding the show.
Last Comic Standing: An Interview with Creator and Host, Jay Mohr, by Dale Sherman: Jay Mohr, the host and executive producer of Last Comic Standing, sat down with Dale Sherman immediately following the taping of the final episode of LCS in Las Vegas. They discussed a variety of topics, including how the series was created, pitching shows to the networks, Jay’s new book, the Joe Rogan/Buddy Hackett fight in episode one, and exactly what he thought of many of the comics on the show.
Last Comic Standing, the Finale: Dat’s All, Folks!, by Mike DeGeorge: Dat Phan is lined up against the veterans in the finals, but there is no way he can win against the likes of Rich Vos or Ralphie May, right? Right? We get a two-hour finale including an hour of reunion with the five evicted comics (including Rich’s fiancé) and special performances by the final two. Who will be the Last Comic Standing?
Last Comic Standing: An Interview with Sean Kent, by Dale Sherman: Sean Kent may have been the first person voted off Last Comic Standing, but he made a lasting impression before he left. Dale Sherman recently had a chance to sit down with Sean and talk about many things, including how he got started in standup, his continuing battle with cancer, and his thoughts on the show itself – not to mention what he thought of Ralphie May.
Last Comic Standing: An Interview with Cory Kahaney, by Dale Sherman: The final episode of Last Comic Standing is right around the corner, but we have an interview with one of the five finalist – Cory Kahaney. Cory was one of three women who made it into the house, but there’s more to her story than just accomplishing that. See what she has to say about what went on behind the scenes and her views on comedy in general.
Last Comic Standing, Episode 9: Five Comics, Five Minutes, Five Results, by Dale Sherman & Mike DeGeorge: For weeks fans have been curious as to who will make the final five on Last Comic Standing. At the end of last week’s show, the rank was narrowed to these five comics: Ralphie May, Dat Phan, Tess, Rich Vos, and Cory Kahaney. Now the time has come to see how they do in head-to-head competition on stage in this week’s episode. Plus, some media recommendations from two of the show’s comics!
Last Comic Standing, Episode 8: The Dragon Sleeps Tonight, by Dale Sherman & Mike DeGeorge: Six comics are left in the house and everyone feels they are safe. Little do they suspect what will be coming at them – a final challenge that will eliminate one of them, and that’s not all. Dale and Mike have all the details.
Last Comic Standing, Episode 7: The Sleeper Awakens, by Dale Sherman & Mike DeGeorge: Surprises galore this week, as Jay Mohr writes in with answers to some of your’ questions. No kidding. This is not an imaginary story. Also, the comics go on a scavenger hunt and Dat starts talking to imaginary people. As for the stand-up challenge, things don’t go the way one would think. Dale and Mike have the details.
Last Comic Standing, Episode 6: Dat Phan Dat You Do!, by Dale Sherman & Mike DeGeorge: Eight comics start off the week and one must go. Most of the comics are eyeing someone in particular, but things don’t always work out the way they’re planned. Dale and Mike have the details.
Last Comic Standing: Confessions of a “Cha-Cha-Cha” Fan, by Dale Sherman: Most reality shows spark debate amongst fans about the participants, and Last Comic Standing is no exception. Tere Joyce – the “cha-cha-cha” girl – was voted off the show in Episode Five, but people can’t seem to stop talking about her. Dale Sherman takes a look at the controversy and why those who do not like Tere should not be so quick to dismiss her.
Last Comic Standing, Episode 5: Cha-Cha-Cha-Challenged, by Mike DeGeorge & Dale Sherman: When you lock a bunch of comics together in a house, you’re bound to have conflicts over egos, what is or isn’t funny, and… the dishes? The last issue takes center stage as five of the nine comics vote to challenge the same person. Other questions abound as well, such as if Dave Mordal will catch the rat and what the hell he is doing sharing a bathtub with Rich Vos?!
Last Comic Standing, Episode 4: When Stupidity Takes Hold, by Dale Sherman & Mike DeGeorge: The ten finalists make it to the house and Sean Kent goes out of his way to antagonize people from the start. The group also have to teach first-graders a joke, and later have to try to earn money out on the streets of L.A. And rules from the show are finally explained (although not easily). All this and more as Dale & Mike tell the tale.
Last Comic Standing – Questions, Accusations, and Answers, by Mike DeGeorge: Since Last Comic Standing began just a couple weeks ago, accusations have been flying. Some say it’s not really about finding undiscovered talent while others focus on supposed conflicts of interest. What’s the real scoop? Mike DeGeorge has some answers.
Last Comic Standing, Episode 3: Where’s Eddie?, by Dale Sherman & Mike DeGeorge: Twenty comedians are sealed inside a Stuckey’s in a fight to the death. No, wait, I just dreamed that part. Actually, the twenty comedians who won in Episodes 1 and 2 perform in Las Vegas to a panel of judges. Only ten will make it, and there are some surprises along the way. Meanwhile, two comedians are already starting to snip at each other. All this, plus more, as Dale and Mike tell the tale.
Last Comic Standing, Episodes 1 & 2: Three Minutes of Fame, by Dale Sherman with Mike DeGeorge: The two-hour premiere of Last Comic Standing showcased the semi-finals of 50 stand-up comedians vying for 20 slots in the final. Each comic has three minutes to get over with an audience and the judges on both coasts. The good, bad, and not-very-good all try-out and Mike and Dale have the details.
Last Comic Standing Preview: Warming Up the Crowd, by Dale Sherman & Mike DeGeorge: June 10 sees the premiere of the new NBC reality series, Last Comic Standing, hosted by Jay Mohr. Mike DeGeorge and Dale Sherman are here to preview what to expect from the series in the weeks to come and their own background when it comes to stand-up comedy.
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