NBC allowed comedians to start spreading the word, one month ahead of the premiere of season 9 of Last Comic Standing, that they’re appearing and competing among the Top 100 stand-ups selected for the “Invitationals” round of auditions — taped this spring before judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Norm Macdonald.
Can’t you just wait to see them experience this? REMIX!
So…Who’s in? Who’s out? Who’s still hiding out?
So far, the following comedians have revealed themselves as contestants (in alphabetical order!):
UPDATED with more names of people we saw onscreen during the Invitationals
- Nick Allen
- Sara Armour http://www.saraarmour.com/
- Tony Baker https://tonybaker.socxs.com/
- Ian Bagg http://ianbagg.com/
- Kevin Bozeman http://www.kevinbozeman.com/
- Lonnie Bruhn
- Rhea Butcher http://www.rheabutcher.com/
- Tony Camin https://twitter.com/tonycamin
- Jessi Campbell http://www.jessicampbell.com/
- Melanie Comarcho
- Ryan Conner https://www.ryanconnercomedy.com/
- Alycia Cooper http://www.alyciacooper.com/
- Dan Crohn http://dancrohn.com/
- Kendra Cunningham http://www.kendracunningham.
- Jan Davidson https://www.facebook.com/jandavidsoncomedian
- Tim Dillon https://twitter.com/timjdillon
- Dominique http://www.dominiquecomedi.com/
- Andy Erikson http://www.andyerikson.com/
- DC Ervin http://dcervin.com/
- Jackie Fabulous http://www.jackiefabulous.com/
- Chris Fairbanks
- Ricarlo Flanagan https://twitter.com/fatherflanagn
- Noah Gardenswartz http://www.noahgcomedy.com/
- Renee Gauthier http://reneecomedy.com/
- Amir Gollan https://twitter.com/agollan
- Harrison Greenbaum http://www.harrisongreenbaum.
- Kyle Grooms
- Rob Haze http://robhaze.tumblr.com/
- Andy Hendrickson http://andyhendrickson.com/
- Jon Huck http://jonhuck.me/
- Cody Hustak http://www.codyhustak.com/
- Mia Jackson http://www.miajackson.com/
- Ambrose Jones III http://www.
- Natalie Jose http://www.nataliejosecomedy.
- Amir K http://amircomedy.com/
- Sierra Katow http://www.sierrakatow.com/
- Bryan Kellen
- Mehran Khaghani http://themehran.com/
- Jason Lawhead http://jasonlawhead.com/
- Candy Lawrence http://comedylawrence.com/
- Mike Lebovitz
- Kevin Lee
- Joe List http://www.comedianjoelist.
- Brad Loekle http://www.bradloekle.com/
- Kelly MacFarland http://kellymacfarland.com/
- Steve Macone http://www.stevemacone.com/
- Cyrus McQueen http://cyrusmcqueen.com/
- Amy Miller http://amymillercomedy.com/
- Emmett Montgomery http://www.
- Sam Morril http://www.sammorril.com/SamMorril/HOME.html
- Martin Morrow http://www.martinmorrowcomedy.
- Sammy Obeid http://www.sammyko.com/
- Michael Palascak
- Ms. Pat http://www.mspatcomedy.com/
- Gene Pompa http://www.genepompacomedy.com/
- Esther Povitsky
- Priya Prasad https://twitter.com/pri4priya
- Crystian Ramirez https://twitter.com/
- Francisco Ramos http://www.franciscoeramos.
- Shelagh Ratner https://twitter.com/shelaghratner
- Mark Schumacher http://markschumacher.com/
- Julie Scroggins
- Mike Siegel
- Andi Smith http://ishouldgooutmore.com/
- Shakir Standley https://twitter.com/
- Junior Stopka http://juniorstopka.com/
- Moses Storm https://twitter.com/mosesstorm
- Amy Sumpter http://www.amysumpter.com/
- Caleb Synan http://calebsynan.tumblr.com/
- KT Tatara http://www.kttatara.com/
- Drew Thomas http://www.comediandrewthomas.
- Taylor Tomlinson http://www.ttomcomedy.com/
- Angelo Tsarouchas
- David Tveite http://www.davidtveite.com/
- LaVar Walker
- Sheng Wang http://shengwangtime.com/
- Greg Warren http://www.gregwarrencomedy.
- Jason Weems http://jasonweemscomedy.com/
- Kasuan Wilson
As you might have guessed or counted, that’s not all 100. Who are the others? Why haven’t they jumped in to tell everyone to watch them? What are they afraid of? That they’ll spill the beans on how they did? Or are they embarrassed by how they performed? Are they just lazy comedians? Do they need new representation? Don’t answer. Just reveal yourselves.
The Top 100 comedians at “Invitationals” competed for 40 semifinal slots, with the Top 10 moving forward to new head-to-head competitions. The Top 5 perform in the Finals, with the winner taking home $250,000 and a development deal.
And now, some videos to whet your appetite for the eight-episode season 9 of Last Comic, premiering July 22, 2015, on NBC.
First, a time-lapse of the stage construction:
And a word from judges Norm Macdonald and Keenan Ivory Wayans on “when they knew they were funny”: