Last Comic Standing
Last Comic Standing is a competitive comedy reality series that pits upcoming stand-up comics against each other until one is declared the "last comic standing." Initially, the winning comic was awarded a development contract with NBC Universal and a special on Comedy Central. From season four on, the special was moved to Bravo.
The format of the series is as such: after several episodes of auditions and the eventual selection of the finalists, the comedians move on to where they will live for the rest of the season. An average episode involves the chosen comics performing some kind of task where the winner receives immunity from being voted out. After the challenge, the comics are rounded up and asked to make the statement "I am funnier than" and the name of another contestant. The person with the most votes is put in a head to head contest against the people who claimed to be funnier than him or her. Those comics give a short stand-up set in front of a live audience and the audience votes on which comedian was the funniest. The one with the least votes is off the show.
The series initally ran for three seasons between June 2003 and October 2004, after which the series was canceled. The show was brought back two years later, airing three seasons from May 2006 to August 2008, getting canceled again. The series returned yet again in Summer 2010 for its seventh season.
|Season One||June 10, 2003||August 5, 2003||9|
|Season Two||June 8, 2004||August 12, 2004||15|
|Season Three||August 30, 2004||October 16, 2004||8|
|Season Four||May 30, 2006||August 9, 2006||11|
|Season Five||June 13, 2007||September 19, 2007||14|
|Season Six||May 22, 2008||August 7, 2008||12|
|Season Seven||June 7, 2010||August 9, 2010||10|
|Season Eight||May 22, 2014||August 14, 2014||13|
|Season Nine||July 22, 2015||—||—|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series