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Last Comic Standing renewed for ninth season, under Wanda Sykes’ leadership

Last Comic Standing renewed for ninth season, under Wanda Sykes’ leadership

By | July 14, 2014 at 6:49 pm | No comments

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...

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Last Comic Standing’s Mike Vecchione talks new album, the comedy grind, more (Interview)

Last Comic Standing’s Mike Vecchione talks new album, the comedy grind, more (Interview)

By | June 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm | No comments

If you were sitting in a comedy club and saw Mike Vecchione get on stage without knowing anything about him, you'd think that a cop or a firefighter quit the force to do comedy. You might expect a "tough guy" voice or maybe something akin to a former frat guy telling you the...

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Last Comic Standing’s Roseanne tells comedian Ben Kronberg ‘go f*ck yourself’ and viral hashtag begins!

Last Comic Standing’s Roseanne tells comedian Ben Kronberg ‘go f*ck yourself’ and viral hashtag begins!

By | May 24, 2014 at 6:33 pm | 24 comments

During the season eight premiere of NBC's Last Comic Standing on Thursday night, Roseanne told comedian Ben Kronberg to go f*ck himself. But we can't look at the moment in a vacuum. Roseanne's comment came after Kronberg stood onstage for more than 30 seconds without starting...

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NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced

NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced

By | May 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments

With judges Russell Peters, Roseanne and Keenen Ivory Wayans and host JB Smoove, Last Comic Standing made its triumphant return last night to NBC. And this time, with the guidance of executive producer Wanda Sykes, Last Comic Standing is being done right. In year’s past NBC...

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Theo Von talks ‘Deal With It’ on TBS, selling guinea pigs, finding a wife (Laughspin Interview)

Theo Von talks ‘Deal With It’ on TBS, selling guinea pigs, finding a wife (Laughspin Interview)

By | May 14, 2014 at 10:16 am | One comment

Theo Von is the human embodiment of a small town success story. Born Theodor Capitani Vonkurnatowski in Convington, Louisiana (about 45 minutes north of New Orleans), the 34-year-old comedian began slinging jokes at a local coffee shop in 2003, driving 40 minutes just to perform...

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Last Comic Standing strike, 15 editors walk out, demand union contract with health benefits and pension

Last Comic Standing strike, 15 editors walk out, demand union contract with health benefits and pension

By | April 21, 2014 at 5:08 pm | One comment

Last Comic Standing will make it’s triumphant return May 22 on NBC— unless, of course, an editors strike totally derails the network’s plans. Deadline.com is reporting that approximately 15 editors and assistant editors walked off the job today, part of a strike...

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Watch: NBC’s Last Comic Standing first preview features JB Smoove and comedians you should know

Watch: NBC’s Last Comic Standing first preview features JB Smoove and comedians you should know

By | April 15, 2014 at 6:49 pm | No comments

NBC's Last Comic Standing is slotted to return for its ninth season next month with new hosts, new judges and a new format. And the first teaser trailer  was just released! Executive producer Wanda Sykes has taken hold of the twice-cancelled stand-up comedy competition show....

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Roseanne, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Russell Peters named Last Comic Standing judges

Roseanne, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Russell Peters named Last Comic Standing judges

By | March 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm | One comment

Executive producer Wanda Sykes and her team have locked up their celebrity judges and premiere date for the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing. The 13-episode eighth season premieres on May 22 for two hours at 9 pm EST, airing for one hour at 10 pm in following weeks....

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Comedian Adam Richmond charged with sexual assault, faces up to 25 years in prison

Comedian Adam Richmond charged with sexual assault, faces up to 25 years in prison

By | March 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 103 comments

For one stand-up comedian who has been featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing and Last Call with Carson Daly, the expectation of a romantic encounter may after a show may have gone to his head. Felony sexual assault charges have been filed against LA comedian Adam Richmond....

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