Last Comic Standing auditions begin Jan. 29

Get ready, because Tuesday marks the official start of season six of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Bill Bellamy returns to host. Here are the audition cities and dates:

Tuesday, Jan. 29: Los Angeles, Hollywood Improv, with "talent scouts" Angela Kinsey and Oscar Nunez from The Office

Feb. 7: New York City, Gotham Comedy Club, with "talent scouts" Richard Belzer and Steve Schirripa

Feb. 14: Toronto, Yuk Yuk’s

Feb. 19: Minneapolis, Acme Comedy Club

Feb. 22: Houston, Houston Improv

Feb. 26: Tempe, Ariz., Tempe Improv

Feb. 29: San Francisco, Cobb’s Comedy Club

March 3: Nashville, Zanies

For more information and rules, visit NBC’s official show site. One thing you won’t see there is the unwritten rule of thumb that you really need a scheduled appointment if you want to have any chance of advancing. For most of those standing in line for hours upon hours, you’re just a face in the crowd. You may wow them. But most of the slots probably already will have been taken by professional comedians with agents and managers who got them around the line for a scheduled appointment. Talent scouts or no talent scouts. This is TV, remember. Don’t let me stop you, though. Unless you’re younger than 18. In which case, you’re too young, anyhow. Them’s the rules. Officially.

Sean L. McCarthy

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3 thoughts on “Last Comic Standing auditions begin Jan. 29

  1. When and where are the auditions for last comic standing season 9. Where can I send in a video for auditions?

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