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[08/10/10 - 10:40 AM]
Felipe Esparza from Los Angeles Becomes the "Last Comic Standing" and Wins a $250,000 Grand Prize at Last Night's Season Seven Finale on Nbc
NBC details the winner of this season's "Last Comic Standing."

[02/26/10 - 12:47 PM]
NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Returns This Summer with New Host Craig Robinson (NBC's 'The Office')
The Peacock is reviving the series after a two-year hiatus.

[04/08/09 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Announces Its Summer Schedule
"The Superstars," "I Survived A Japanese Game Show" and "Dating in the Dark" are among the latest additions.

[08/27/08 - 01:13 PM]
Here Come the Newlyweds - Again!
ABC renews the series for a second season of eight episodes.

[08/08/08 - 09:54 AM]
Iliza Shlesinger Becomes First Female "Last Comic Standing" at Last Night's Season Finale on Nbc
NBC details the winner of "Last Comic Standing."

[08/04/08 - 09:17 AM]
Presidential Nominees John Mccain and Barack Obama Tape Funny Campaign Ads for NBC's Must-See Season Finale of "Last Comic Standing" on Thursday, August 7 (8:00-9:30 P.M. Et) When America's Choice for the Funniest Comic in the World Will Be Revealed
Also set to appear: Jon Lovitz, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Joel McHale and current "Last Comic Standing" champion Jon Reep.

[07/22/08 - 10:25 AM]
Hugh Hefner and His Girlfriends Holly, Bridget and Kendra Guest Star on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing' on Thursday, July 24 (8-10 P.M. Et) as Comics Head to the Playboy Mansion for an Unforgettable Comedy Challenge!
The Peacock details this week's installment of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/07/08 - 10:08 AM]
The Twelve Funniest Comedy Acts in the World Are Revealed on NBC's "Last Comic Standing"
Plus: the July 10 episode will also feature a Top 10 countdown of the funniest jokes ever on the show.

[06/24/08 - 10:07 AM]
NBC Delivers Two Nights of Non-Stop Laughs When the 12 Funniest Comedians in the World Are Chosen as Finalists on the "Last Comic Standing" Semi-Final Episodes Airing June 26 and July 3 (8:00-10:00 P.M.et)
Richard Belzer and Steve Schirripa are the celebrity talent scouts for the semi-finals.

[06/17/08 - 12:19 PM]
Comedians from More Than 20 Countries Around the World Audition for Talent Scouts Lonny Ross and Keith Powell ("30 Rock") on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Airing Thursday, June 19 (8:30-10 P.M. Et)
Plus: June 26 marks the first of the show's semi-final episodes from Las Vegas.

[06/10/08 - 02:17 PM]
'Cheers' Stars George Wendt and John Ratzenberger Return to NBC to Scout for Talent in Nashville, While Kate Flannery and Brian Baumgartner from 'The Office' Scout for Talent in Minneapolis in the Last of the U.S. Audition Episodes on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing,' Airing Thursday, June 12 (8:30-10 P.M. Et)
Plus on June 19, there will be one additional stop in Miami, the host city for comedians coming in to audition from all over the globe.

[06/02/08 - 10:36 AM]
Special Two-Hour Episode of NBC's "Last Comic Standing Features Celebrity Talent Scouts Dave Foley, Richard Kind, Josh Gomez and French Stewart, Plus a Top 10 Countdown of the "Best of the Worst" Auditions This Season on Thursday, June 5 (8-10 P.M. Et)
Said installment had been set to run for 90 minutes.

[05/20/08 - 11:22 AM]
NBC's Hit Summer Series "Last Comic Standing," Premiering This Thursday, May 22, Offers Fun, Weekly "Last Comic Driving" Feature from Honda
The ultimate winner of the "Last Comic Driving" feature will be seen in the season finale of "Last Comic Standing" on August 7 and win a cash prize provided by Honda.

[04/07/08 - 10:44 AM]
Popular Past and Present NBC Comedy Stars from Hit Shows Like "The Office," "30 Rock," "Mad About You" and "Cheers" Join NBC's "Last Comic Standing" as Talent Scouts When the Hit Summer Series Joins Thursday's Comedy Night Line-Up on May 22 (9:30-11:00 P.M. Et)
Among this year's talent scouts: Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner and Kate Flannery from "The Office."

[03/05/08 - 11:06 AM]
NBC Lights Up Summer with a Burst of Original Program Premieres as Part of 'NBC's All-American Summer'
The lineup includes the return of "American Gladiators" (May 12), "America's Got Talent" (June 24), "Last Comic Standing" (May 22) and the network debut of "Nashville Star" (June 9).

[01/11/08 - 10:16 AM]
NBC Is Ready to Laugh Out Loud with Casting Calls Across the Nation for Season Six of "Last Comic Standing"
Calls are set for Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Minneapolis, Houston, Tempe, San Francisco and Nashville in the coming weeks.

[10/22/07 - 01:26 PM]
Dane Cook Is About to Make HistorY... Again! on Tuesday, November 13 Comedy Central Records(R) Releases Dane Cook "Rough Around the Edges - Live from Madison Square Garden"
"Rough Around the Edges" comes out on the heels of his two successful platinum-selling albums "Retaliation" and "Harmful if Swallowed."

[09/17/07 - 10:33 AM]
Dane Cook Guest Stars on Two-Hour Season Finale of 'Last Comic Standing' Wednesday at 9 PM as the Final Two Contestants Enjoy a Rousing Roast by Fellow Comics Before Winner Is Revealed
In this two-hour finale, finalists Lavell Crawford and Jon Reep will be roasted by fellow comics, including renowned roaster Jeffrey Ross, top 10 finalist Doug Benson and talent scout and season three winner Alonzo Bodden.

[08/06/07 - 11:32 AM]
NBC's Sizzling Summer Series 'America's Got Talent' and 'Last Comic Standing' Renewed for Another Fun-Filled Season of Amazing Talent and Big Laughs
"Both of these innovative series have proven to be summer staples and important franchises for NBC," said Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment.

[07/26/07 - 10:26 PM]
The Ten Funniest New Comedians in the World Revealed on NBC's Lively Laughfest 'Last Coming Standing'
Plus: the two-hour live season finale will be broadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 19 (9-11 p.m. ET).

[04/12/07 - 01:26 PM]
NBC Is Packing Plenty of Heat as It Announces New Summer 2007 Alternative Program Premieres That Mix Returning Favorites with Promising New Series Starting May 29
The Peacock's summer lineup includes new seasons of "America's Got Talent, "Last Comic Standing" and "The Biggest Loser" as well as the premiere of the dating reality series "Age of Love."

[02/26/07 - 12:07 PM]
NBC to Award $250,000 to Winner of Its Hit Laughfest "Last Comic Standing"
The winner will also receive an exclusive talent contract with NBC Universal and their own half-hour comedy special on Bravo.

[02/01/07 - 11:10 AM]
NBC's Hit Laughfest 'Last Comic Standing' Announces New Host Bill Bellamy and New Talent Scouts Alonzo Bodden, Ant and Kathleen Madigan as the Emmy-Nominated Series Expands Its Search Internationally to Find the Funniest Comedian in the World
Casting calls will also expand to include London, Montreal and Sydney, Australia.

[11/13/06 - 05:51 PM]
Gary Gulman Rules the Stage in the World Premiere of "Gary Gulman: A Boyish Man" Debuting on Comedy Central(R) Saturday, November 25 at 10:00 P.M.
"Last Comic Standing" and "Dane Cook's Tourgasm" alum gets his own stand-up special.

[10/28/06 - 03:43 PM]
Development Update: October 23-27 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 30 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[09/20/06 - 12:00 AM]
Saturday Night Live Returns for Its 32nd Season on SepT. 30

[08/03/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC's "Last Comic Standing" to Be Revealed on Wednesday, August 9; Jay Mohr Guest Stars in Must-See Finale Along with Previous Show Winners Dat Phan, John Heffron and Alonzo Bodden

[07/21/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Orders Additional Seasons of Hot Alternative Programs 'America's Got Talent' and 'Last Comic Standing'

[07/19/06 - 12:00 AM]
Dane Cook to Co-Host "Teen Choice 2006" with Jessica Simpson Live Sunday, August 20, on FOX

[07/17/06 - 12:00 AM]
Time Warner Cable Customers to Help Choose NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Winner

[07/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
America Votes for Who They Want to Be NBC's "Last Comic Standing" After Final Five Perform on Tuesday, July 18

[07/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Sacks 'Rome,' Delays 'Sopranos' Until March, More

[07/07/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC's Hot Summer Series "Last Comic Standing" Reveals Final Five Contestants on July 11 Episode, with Special Guests Gilbert Gottfried, Phyllis Diller and Previous "Last Comic" Winner Alonzo Bodden

[06/16/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: June 12-16 (Weekly Round-Up)

[06/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
Twelve Contestants from NBC's Hit Summer Series "Last Comic Standing" Move on to Queen Mary to Compete in Episode Airing June 20

[06/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Podcasts Go on Location for Launch of New Seasons of Entourage, Deadwood, Lucky Louie and Dane Cook's Tourgasm

[05/23/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC and Time Warner Cable Offer Viewers Trivia and Polling Features for New Season of 'Last Comic Standing' May 30

[05/23/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC.com to Launch Separate Online Comedy Competition When "Last Comic Standing" Premieres on May 30

[03/02/06 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Signs Stand-Up Comedian Dane Cook to Multi-Project Deal







DANE COOK'S TOURGASM (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/11/06 - 8/6/07
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2005-2006 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (9 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release) In the spring of 2005, just as his career was taking off, comedian Dane Cook invited three fellow comics to join him on a sold-out stand-up tour across the U.S. With camera crews in tow capturing their public and private moments, the four traveled by bus to perform at 20 college campuses in 30 days. They faced cramped quarters, frequent misunderstandings, and a plethora of porno stories that get them past their differences to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime journey none will forget. The result is Dane Cook's Tourgasm, a close encounters, behind-the-scenes documentary series that looks at what it's like to be four friends at different stages of their careers in the comedy business. Sharing the spotlight on stage and off are Gary Gulman (a veteran of Last Comic Standing), Jay Davis (who also serves as show emcee) and Robert Kelly. Each episode finds them at a different destination, working out new material, taking the stage, hitting the town, and retiring to their Tourgasm bus to do it all again. Ball-busting and practical jokes abound, as does a surprising amount of serious soul-searching and reflection.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Dane Cook
· Gary Gulman
· Jay Davis
· Robert Kelly
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony Marsh as EP
· Barry Katz as EP
· Brian Volk-Weiss as EP
· Dane Cook as EP
· Jay Blumenfield as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· New Wave Entertainment
· SUperFInger Entertainment