The return of Last Comic Standing

Jay Mohr is out and Anthony Clark is in. Ponder that for a moment. Now let’s move on to a new season of Last Comic Standing. The first two hours aired last Tuesday. There’s an hourlong recap tonight at 8 p.m., but while you wait, here are some things you likely don’t know but probably should.Past winners John Heffron and Alonzo Bodden get updates, while original LCS weiner Dat Phan…um…where is he now? Buck Star gets invited back, but not Dat Phan. Ouch!Many comics "auditioned" in the other cities (rather than NYC and LA) for an easier chance.Bob and Ross act as if they don’t know who Gabriel Iglesias is, which is odd, considering they’ve booked him before on The Tonight Show. Same with Bil Dwyer (I hung out with him at a Cubs-Brewers spring training game in 2003, when he was appearing at the Tempe Improv and hosting TV’s Battlebots — he more recently hosted The 70s House on MTV and Extreme Dodgeball).Doug Benson, best known from VH1’s Best Week Ever but also part of a long-running touring trio gig called The Marijuana-Logues, what is he doing on this show?Only a brief shot of Kyle Cease onstage…wha? Kyle is huge on the college circuit and just got a Comedy Central half-hour special and CD package, so he’s going to be OK. Another face in the L.A. comic crowd…was...

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