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Last Comic Standing

Oh yeah, someone said something that reminded me of this, so I had to get the rant out. I have been watching Last Comic Standing recently. This show is to determine the best upcoming comic and maybe give their career a boost - TV shows, interviews, guest spots, etc.

Hey - to me, if you already have multiple Comedy Central stand-up specials, appear on TV regularly, tour the country with all of the biggest comedy clubs...why are you on this show???? What kind of a competition is it to put a 15 year veteran who has had an HBO special up against a 17 year old kid who has been doing stand-up for 9 months?

Jim Norton, Kathleen Madigan, Pablo Francisco, etc.

Be content with the fame you have and give someone NEW a shot. As much as I enjoy Pablo F., I had to laugh that he didn't make it through the first round in New York.

TAKE AWAY: Best take away for me from the show was a couple that have young twin boys. The husband was holding one saying how special twins were and you finally have the child of your dreams.

And one for parts :)


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Jun. 12th, 2004 03:36 am (UTC)
Re: numbers game
I suspect Comedy Central does this because of ratings. If they had -only- NoNamers, the Hoi Polloi (aka the Silent Majority, aka the Huddled Masses) wouldn't tune in. Instead, they'd watch The Weather Channel. Or the Paint Drying Channel.
Jun. 12th, 2004 12:51 pm (UTC)
Re: numbers game
What is the fun of watching comics tell the same
jokes you've already seen in their one-man show
or other broadcasts? The reason I watch the show
is to hear NEW jokes.
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