Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Showdown (2008 results!)

Comedy Central’s annual "Stand-Up Showdown" airs today, rebroadcasting the top 20 stand-up specials as voted online by fans over the past month. It’s airing now! The full schedule/countdown…which began at 11:30 a.m. today…(with applicable taping season) 20) Loni Love (season 11) 19) Doug Benson (season 8) 18) Chelsea Handler (season 11) 17) Steve Byrne (season 10) 16) Maria Bamford (season 11)* 15) Rich Vos (season 7)* 14) Dane Cook (season 3) 13) Stephen Lynch (season 12)** 12) Mike Birbiglia (season 10)* 11) Demetri Martin (season 8) 10) Mitch Hedberg (season 1) 9) Jim Gaffigan (season 3) 8) Pablo Francisco (season 4) 7) Kyle Cease (season 10) 6) Mitch Fatel (season 11) 5) Lewis Black (season 6)* 4) Frank Caliendo (season 8) 3) Lisa Landry (season 11) 2) Josh Sneed (season 11) 1) Jeff Dunham (his Spark of Insanity hourlong special) * These comedians have multiple half-hour CCPs. Rich Vos has one upcoming this season. ** Stephen Lynch is the only one from this current crop of CCPs to make the list. Which, of course, is unfair to the many comedians this season who also taped with Lynch but haven’t gotten on the air yet. Then again, this whole "showdown" is essentially just a test to see which comedian wants to mobilize his or her fans to vote early and often for them to get an extra TV airing. Really,...

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