or


[06/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Top Ten Finalists Are Revealed on "Last Comic Standing," And Challenge Rounds Begin June 26 with Guest Comic Mentor Cheryl Hines
Future episodes will feature contestants being mentored by special guests like Howie Mandel, Wanda Sykes and Jeff Ross.

[via press release from NBC]

TOP TEN FINALISTS ARE REVEALED ON "LAST COMIC STANDING," AND CHALLENGE ROUNDS BEGIN JUNE 26 WITH GUEST COMIC MENTOR CHERYL HINES

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - June 20, 2014 - The last of the top 10 finalists were revealed in last night's episode of "Last Comic Standing," ending the semi-final rounds of the Emmy-nominated series. The exciting challenge rounds, in which comics will be tested in a variety of comedy disciplines ranging from sketch comedy to improv, will kick off Thursday, June 26 (10-11 p.m. ET) on NBC with guest mentor Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Suburgatory").

Future episodes will feature contestants being mentored by special guests like Howie Mandel, Wanda Sykes and Jeff Ross. They will guide the comics through fun comedy challenges, including one at "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and classic "Last Comic Standing" challenges like a comedy roast and the finalists' hilarious try at tour guide comedy.

The top 10 finalists in the competition are:
D.C. Benny (Brooklyn, NY), hometown: Washington, D.C.
Nikki Carr (Bronx, NY), hometown: Bronx, NY
Rocky LaPorte (Chicago, IL), hometown: Chicago, IL
Joe Machi (New York, NY), hometown: State College, PA
Monroe Martin (Brooklyn, NY), hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Karlous Miller (Atlanta, GA), hometown: Oxford, MS
Lachlan Patterson (Venice Beach, CA), hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
Rod Man (Los Angeles, CA), hometown: Villa Rica, GA
Aida Rodriguez (Los Angeles, CA), hometown: Miami, FL
Jimmy Shubert (Los Angeles, CA), hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Bios on all of the top 10 comics are available at http://www.nbc.com/last-comic-standing/comics/season-8. They are competing for a prize package worth $250,000, including a cash prize, a talent deal and a development deal for a television show.

The 10 finalists have come a long way in the competition, starting from a group of the top 100 comics in the country, who auditioned by invitation only. Now they are advancing to the compelling challenge rounds, which begin June 26. Host JB Smoove explains that their first challenge is a group challenge, in which the comedians are divided into two teams and given the same sketch comedy script. The teams have 90 minutes to cast, rehearse and prepare to perform the sketch that evening in front of a live audience. Helping them will be guest mentor Cheryl Hines, giving them valuable advice and feedback, as the comedians work together as a team for the first time.

After their performance, Hines choses the winning team, whose members are all granted immunity from elimination. Then three members of the losing team face off in a stand-up challenge at the Hollywood Improv, and judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters chose which comic gives the best performance - and which two players are heading home.

Page Hurwitz, Wanda Sykes and Javier Winnik are the executive producers of "Last Comic Standing," produced by Universal Television and Push It Productions.

For more information on "Last Comic Standing" please visit: http://www.nbc.com/last-comic-standing





  [june 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)





[11/22/17 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Hold Off ABC, "DWTS" Finale
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[11/22/17 - 06:30 AM]
Video: Watch the Trailer for the Netflix Film "El Camino Christmas," Launching December 8
Tim Allen, Vincent D'Onofrio, Luke Grimes, Dax Shepard, Jessica Alba, Kurtwood Smith and Michelle Mylett make up the ensemble cast.

[11/22/17 - 06:06 AM]
Amazon and Funny or Die Land Parade Powerhouse Legends Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan as Hosts for Amazon Prime Video's 2018 Rose Parade Live
Said event will stream live on Amazon Prime Video on New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2018 at 8:00am PT / 11:00am ET.

[11/21/17 - 08:01 PM]
A Special All-Athletes Edition of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Is Set to Premiere in Spring 2018 on ABC
10 athletes from all corners of the sports world will be teamed up with the show's professional dancers and compete on the ballroom floor for a chance to win the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

[11/21/17 - 12:43 PM]
"Antiques Roadshow" Appraiser Brings Guest to Tears in Stunning Season Opener!
Season 22 rolls out Monday, January 8 at 8:00/7:00c on PBS.

[11/21/17 - 12:07 PM]
The CW's Midseason Finale Dates
"Riverdale" and "Dynasty" will close out the network's 2017 originals on Wednesday, December 13.

[11/21/17 - 12:00 PM]
"Little Women: Atlanta" Returns with New Episodes on December 13th Followed by the Premiere of the Home Makeover Series "Little Women: Terra's Big House"
"Little Women: LA's Terra Jole and her husband Joe star in the latter series.

[11/21/17 - 11:50 AM]
Oxygen Media Uncovers Infamous Crimes in "Mysteries & Scandals" Hosted by Soledad O'Brien Premiering Friday, January 5 at 9 PM ET/PT
The 13 episode, hour-long series investigates some of the most legendary and intriguing crimes, murders, and scandals that shook the nation and impacted pop culture through vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments and archival footage.

[11/21/17 - 11:30 AM]
FOX Announces Premiere Dates for "LA to Vegas" and "The Resident"
Plus: the network reveals return dates for the rest of its winter lineup.

[11/21/17 - 11:09 AM]
OWN Rings in the New Year with the Series Premiere of Tyler Perry's Comedy "The Paynes" January 16
Additionally, "The Haves and the Have Nots" and "If Loving You Is Wrong" will return Tuesday, January 9 and Wednesday, January 10, respectively.

[11/21/17 - 10:55 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Survives Winter's Extremes with "Panama's Animal Highway" and "America's Badlands"
Look for said specials on Wednesday, December 13 and December 20 at 8:00/7:00c, respectively.

[11/21/17 - 10:34 AM]
NBC Picks Up Third Season of "The Good Place"
The critically acclaimed Thursday night comedy will return for another 13-episode season.

[11/21/17 - 09:33 AM]
Stars of Screen, Stage and Sport to Gather in Silicon Valley to Celebrate Science at 6th Annual "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony Sunday, December 3
For the first time, the show will be streamed live on the Facebook and YouTube platforms of Breakthrough Prize and National Geographic.

[11/21/17 - 09:07 AM]
"Ink Master: Angels" Soar Into a Second Season on Paramount Network
The second season of 10 hour-long episodes will debut on the Paramount Network in March 2018.

[11/21/17 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Onto Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
"Dancing with the Stars" and "The Good Doctor" top said categories, respectively.