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Drastic changes coming to Last Comic Standing on NBC (Exclusive)

Drastic changes coming to Last Comic Standing on NBC (Exclusive)

By | January 17, 2014 at 11:35 am | 8 comments

Back in November, we told you that NBC is bringing back Last Comic Standing and that Wanda Sykes will serve as executive producer. The news sparked much debate about whether or not this was good news or not. The stand-up comedy competition show, seen as the American Idol of...

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NBC is bringing back Last Comic Standing, Wanda Sykes will be executive producer

NBC is bringing back Last Comic Standing, Wanda Sykes will be executive producer

By | November 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm | No comments

NBC is reviving their stand-up comedy competition show Last Comic Standing for an 8th season, Variety just reported. Although no host as yet been announced, the network has slated the show for a summer 2014 return. The show last aired int he summer of 2010 when comedian...

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The Laughspin interview with Felipe Esparza

The Laughspin interview with Felipe Esparza

By | December 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm | No comments

You likely know Felipe Esparza as the dude who won it all in August, 2010 on what was likely the last season of Last Comic Standing ever. He was in great company, as the final five comedians were Tommy Johnagin, Roy Wood Jr., Myq Kaplan and the late Mike DeStefano. In winning,...

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Watch comedian Josh Blue’s PSA about Cerebral Palsy

Watch comedian Josh Blue’s PSA about Cerebral Palsy

By | December 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm | 5 comments

Ever since Josh Blue snagged the winner title on season four of NBC's Last Comic Standing, the Denver-bred performer has made a respectable career as a nationally, headlining comic. As a positive byproduct, he's also shined light on Cerebral Palsy, which Blue has. The...

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The Laughspin interview with Iliza Shlesinger

The Laughspin interview with Iliza Shlesinger

By | September 12, 2011 at 1:31 pm | One comment

She may look like the cute girl next door, but don't try to get fresh with Iliza Shlesinger. The comedian packs a devastatingly honest punch, which she currently uses to break the bad news to the contestants on her new television dating show Excused premiering Sept 12 (check...

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Laughspin analysis: What does it take for a comedian to gain mainstream success?

Laughspin analysis: What does it take for a comedian to gain mainstream success?

By | August 30, 2011 at 8:41 am | 7 comments

It's been said many times over, but comedy is subjective. What makes one person laugh is almost assuredly different from what makes another person laugh. However, the debate intensifies, despite subjectivity being the main force at work here, what makes millions of people laugh...

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Interview: Lavell Crawford’s climb to Cosby-status comedy

Interview: Lavell Crawford’s climb to Cosby-status comedy

By | August 11, 2011 at 10:35 am | 2 comments

Comedian Lavell Crawford made a name for himself when he finished in second place on season five of Last Comic Standing. Crawford has parlayed that exposure into tremendous success. He recently filmed an episode of Comedy Central's ratings monster Workaholics, and has been a...

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Howie Mandel developing celebrity stand-up comedy reality show

Howie Mandel developing celebrity stand-up comedy reality show

By | July 18, 2011 at 11:09 am | One comment

Putting celebrities in compromising or difficult situations is de rigueur for many reality shows – Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, and the always incredible I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. These shows aren’t presented as comedies, but they’re pretty...

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Tommy Johnagin: “Stand Up Comedy 2″ (Review)

Tommy Johnagin: “Stand Up Comedy 2″ (Review)

By | July 12, 2011 at 9:23 pm | One comment

It’s no secret among my circle of friends that I gravitate towards edgy comedy. I love being punched in the gut by a barrage of vulgarity and shock à la George Carlin, Bob Saget, even Louis C.K. or Marc Maron. I want to come out of a show with my soul destroyed and my faith...

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