Ladies and gentlemen, it may be two weeks too early to declare a winner in the eighth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

But as you watch the final five finalists face off in stand-up competitions over the next three Thursdays, you may be thinking to yourself: How can I get in on this competition?

Easy answer: Gmail.

NBC already renewed Last Comic for a ninth season to air in summer 2015 — and just like this year, there will be no open-call auditions at comedy clubs across America. Top comedians will make it to the judges and our TV screens by invitation only. While many of those men and women will be pre-screened through executive producers Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz (and their Push It Productions), there is a chance for you to nominate yourself or a beloved funny friend, too.

Please email a link to your website and/or stand-up videos to

“Believe it or not, that’s how Nikki Carr and Jimmy Shubert contacted us last year,” Hurwitz told The Comic’s Comic. “So, we do actually read the emails.”

Let’s just repeat that: Two of the Top 10 finalists this season made it onto the show via email submission.

Carr is still standing, too, pictured above with the other Top 5 contestants: Lachlan Patterson, Rocky LaPorte, Rod Man and Joe Machi.

Hurwitz also teased that Last Comic Standing 9 “might be making some more improvements to the format.”

Stay tuned!