Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up lineup looks like it’s doubling up on Last Comic Standing

Comedy Central has unveiled most of the lineups for this summer's upcoming series showcase, Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at The El Rey, and it's coincidental but not exactly that you'll be seeing some of the same faces and names here that you're also seeing this summer on NBC's Last Comic Standing.

That's just the nature of the show business, as producers and casting agents continue to seek out the next new name to hype, they tend to hype the same pools of talent at the same time.

JB Smoove hosts the series — which debuts with an hour-long block of episodes on Sunday, July 11 — with DJ Cassidy and three comedians per episode. So for that lineup: Be on the lookout for Rachel Feinstein, Kurt Metzger, Felipe Esparza, Lil Rel…told you it looks familiar…plus Mike Vecchione, Calise Hawkins, JJ Williamson, Tony Roberts, Dante Nero, Smokey Suarez, Fahim Anwar and Ray Lipowski.

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