Day: July 3, 2008

Last Comic Standing 6: Second Semis in Vegas

After all of this, we have come to this…the second semifinal round in Las Vegas, where another 16 stand-ups will be cut down to five (make that seven) finalists for the sixth season of Last Comic Standing. Time to deadblog it now! Esther Ku tells the NBC cameras if she makes the final five, she will cry onstage…so get ready for that in about two hours. Oh, look, little people impersonations of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and Kiss. This should be a fun 118 minutes, right? Belzer and Schirripa are back as judges. First up, Marcus. Adam Sandler and Al Pacino? More foreshadowing, people. Wait. What’s this? A routine on the Willy Wonka movie being both great and scary. These are not celebrity voices, per se. Maybe this is how Marcus won the Seattle comedy contest last fall. Closes with a song suggesting the Oompa Loompas get sent for Britney Spears. Schirripa begs for impersonations. So we get: Christopher Walken. Out of all the ones to pick. Walken. Not that the audiences minds one bit as they’re crazy for Marcus. Two standing ovations. One in. Who are the other four? Stay tuned. If you want to see 20 minutes of Marcus from the Seattle contest, then ta…da! 2007 Seattle Comedy Competition Finals set Dan Cummins is next, pre-show informing us how the power of primetime TV can turn his current...

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Live chat with Esther Ku tonight

Want to talk Last Comic Standing with one of its "potential" (ahem) finalists? Esther Ku is offering a live chat on her site at 10 p.m. Eastern once tonight’s semifinals show from Vegas ends. I’ve already warned Ku to watch out for the crazies! Related: Ku was a guest last week, along with Richard Lewis, on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to talk about the business of stand-up comedy. You can listen to the half-hour interview and call-in segment...

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