Day: August 5, 2015

Last Comic Standing, Season 9: Invitationals, Part Two

For its second week of Invitationals action, Last Comic Standing headed straight to the jokes. No time for build-up. No time for filler. We’ve got dozens of comedians to sorta see and show you enough of them to want to see more of at least some of them later this summer! Which means far less banter, far fewer profiles of the comedians competing in this hour for your attention and NBC’s cash prizes. Francisco Ramos was born in Venezuela and lives in L.A., “which makes me Mexican.” Man, that’s such a common joke that Carlos Mencia stole it from someone...

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Comedians rally to help “New Face” Julio Torres remain a comedy face in America

Julio Torres, a Space Prince on Tumblr and a “New Face of Comedy” in Montreal last month, is in danger of losing his privileges to keep his funny face and the rest of him in the United States. “I have a bit of a problem,” wrote Torres, an El Salvador native, to friends and fans this morning. “I need to raise money to pay for pricey immigration expenses that would ensure I keep living in the United States. And I need to start that process like, now. Please please consider donating if you like me, my work, or generally...

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Gary Vider survives Judges Cut on America’s Got Talent 2015

Gary Vider could use some money. And I don’t mean that in a he-walks-dogs-in-my-neighborhood kind of way, although that’s true, too — the comedian explained in his “Judges Cut” set on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent that earning $11,000 a year in comedy means the government doesn’t need your money as much as you need it. Which lends itself, so to speak, to some drastic measures. Thankfully for Vider, he’s moving on to the live elimination rounds which start next week on NBC from Radio City Music Hall. That puts him one step closer to the $1 million...

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