How To: Audition for Last Comic Standing 9 on NBC in 2015

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 lastcomicstanding9@gmail.com.

“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!

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32 thoughts on “How To: Audition for Last Comic Standing 9 on NBC in 2015

  1. BRIEF PRESENTATION

    My name is Tom Vrlič and I’m from Slovenia, which is a part of the former Yugoslavia. I’m a comedian. Last year, I attended the stand-up comedy competition on our national television. I was chosen among seven other comedians. It was elimination competition (quarter-finals – semi-finals – finals). When the chief editor heard my stand up, he canceled the competition, and immediately declared me the overall winner. He offered me a spot on the show every Sunday at 8 pm, on the 1st national TV program. I have hundreds of comic ideas and scenarios for funny stories.
    Since our country is a small one with a population of 2.000.000, I would like to perform abroad.
    For starters, I am sending you a brief stand – up demo.

    http://youtu.be/t2EupAS0Ths

    Best regards,
    Tom

    komikvrlic@gmail.com

    Phone: 00 386 41 483 239

  2. Dear Last Comic Standing Management,

    For countless years I have been a tremendous fan of Barbara Carlyle. Her ingenious delivery and amazing stage presence has captivated audiences for nearly three decades. She’s has literally kept us laughing for a lifetime. It would be more than beneficial to have her be a part of The Last Comic Standing Season 9. Her enthusiasm, charismatic personality and genuine love for her craft is a much needed addition to any venue fortunate enough to have her. As a fan, I’d tune in at anytime and anyplace to watch her perform. She has delivered consistently for years. I hope she is afforded the opportunity to grace us all with her presence during Season 9. Many thanks in advance!

    Respectfully,
    Keese Adams
    United States Marine Corps Retired

  3. I just want to be on the show with my sets! No brown crown here! Redneck comedian but I don’t do cable!!! I’m me! #truesouth moonshine sipping true story telling redneckisims at its best! Point blank good at my improv and fast on the draw to southern fry whoever! #roast you pick it I’ll stick it!!

  4. Barbara Caryle should be considered a participant on the Season 9 Last Comic Standing. Ms. Caryle is among the remnant of seasoned comedians who have paved the way for others. She supports other rising comedians, and she is an active supporter in her and others community. Comedians like Caryle should be given the opportunity to demonstrate their craft, comedic, and artistry skills. I and those in my community, as well as surrounding communities, would love to see the South represented by this witty, sharp, and charismatic young lady. We look forward to seeing Caryle on season 9 episodes, thanks in advance!

  5. Barabar Caryle should be your first comedian you pick for season 9 of last comic standing. She has been making the world laugh for many years. This is a female comedian that want let you down when it comes to laughter. Thanks and be blessed

  6. i wpuld appreciate if some one could get back to me , as i am writing this for my son who has dreamed of being a comedian since he was five years old . i do not know certain information you need . all i want to now for i was sick and still am is how does he try out this year for last comic standing . he did it the first 2 years in new york when you had open auditions . all that was said is he needed stage presence . he has grown since than , my son and i am saying this as it elates to me , has stood by my side , always made me laugh on some of the toughest days for him . watching your mother get sick and still maintain a great sence of humor in itself is a gift . pleae e-mail the address above that is mine so i can tell him when the dealine for auditions is due. i have said i think you send them in a tape of yourself . somehow in my eyes somethings gets last in a tape . as the real facial expressions get last
    . either way i am not the rule maker , . i just want to say rodman you rocked especially with the skit when you learned you had to check yourself out when going grocery shopping . and said well might as well punch in and turn on the red light . laughter is the best medicinAOL.COM as i do not know when the deadline is . he has done open mic nights . . has been an angel to me through his ability to kep me laughing on the days all i can do is lat in bd . i do watch comedy and scratch my head and say if this person an do it , you can . you can be anything you want . until last night standing i did not know how much work and time it takes . i do believe for my son given the chance he will make it for he has been an angel , i have on many days stayed away and layed in bed due to the pain and feeling like a falure . please help me at least give him a chance in making his dream come true . what can you give to a child who no mater what has been able to put a smile on my face. we also are sandy survivors. please help me get his foot i the door than the rest i promise you wait and watch what a funny , keeps th audience wanting for more. we have seen many live shows in new york and the island . angelsboop7@aol.com with all the identy theft going on . im weary of leaving more information . we all had someone who said you can do it and did not ever give up. for my son that person is me . he is my miracle child and my angel. i can write why except i need to respect him . we are all human . we all have flaws . however being able to have the gift to make others laugh is a huge gift as laughter is the best medicine . thank you angel

      1. Are entries open to comedians all over the world of US citizens only and if so can I still submit my video?

    1. please let me know how to go about how to go about the audition process and when the deadline is . as for many reasons this young man has the ability to light a room up with his smile and I love comedians ~have been to many shows in manhattan even saw wanda sykes live with my son Ryan in Westbury Long Island last year . Due to superstorm sandy and my getting sick I would ask you to give my son a chance to fulfill a dream . even if I was nothis mother I would write this. because he is a very funny human being and the gift of laughter is g-d sent. thank you for reading this e-mail. as always angel ~~~

      1. PLEASE SEND ME THE DUE DATE AND HOW IT IS BEING DONE THIS YEAR AS A FEW YEARS AGO HE DID IT WAS A LIVE AUDITION . DUE TO SUPER STORM SANDY AND VAROUS OF OTHER ISSUES I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE RYAN GET A CHANCE AT THS. THIS HAS BEEN HIS DREAM SINCE HE WAS FIVE ~ WHEN I WAS VERY SICK ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH AND MADE SURE WE SAW WANDA SYKES LIVE LAST YEAR IN WESTBURY CAUSE I LOVE COMESY LIVE . HE DOES ALSO SO I AMDE SURE HE SAW HIS FAVORITE COMEDIAN AND SINCE I DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAVE ANY BEARING ON HOW FUNNY HE IS . PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW AND WHEN THE CUT OF DATE FOR THE AUDITIONS . I HAVE SEEN MANY LIVE COMEDIANS IN MY LIVE ~~ . MY SON DOES HAVE WHAT IT TAKES LIKE EVERYONE ELSE HE JUST NEEDS THAT ONE BREAK . I REMEMBER SEEING CHRIS ROCK BEFORE HE EVEN HIT THE COMEDY CLUBS ON A BOX WITH EDDIE GRIFFIN IN WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK . YES I DO LOVE COMEDIANS LIVE . I HAVE BEEN VERY BLESSED TO SEE MOST OF MY FAVORITES . WHO GOES WITH ME RYAN . LIKE I GO WITH HIM TO SEE HIS . THATS FAMILY . HE HAS OUR SUPPORT NOW ALL HE NEEDS IS LKE EVERYONE A CHANCE . THANK YOU FOR YOU TIME ~ANGEL ~~ CARE

  7. I believe Barbara Carlyle is garbage. Please don’t include her in any discussions of comedy of being funny! Thanks!

  8. Please can you tell me the deadline for videos to be sent of a stand up comic? I know it says the show returns this summer ,but when are auditions over? Thanks!

    1. You’re too late. Sorry. I already posted months ago that the show was in production and had winnowed the field of contestants down to 100. There’s always next year?

  9. Hi my name is Mike Salas I would love to audition for last comic standing. I have an interesting background. After a nearly 30 year career in Law Enforcement (Please check out my website) Besides the info. I just eluded to I’m a cancer survivor who has taken advantage of my new lease on life.Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

  10. I know, I know I’m late, in fact I am so late that I could be a part of LCS history. A comic who never knows when the right time to audition is. Or a procrastanater who puts off and then for whatever reason no internet. I want to audition in the 100’s people so if I don’t make it for LCS some one else might want me. LOL Season 10 if you do come on please let me audition. My name is Terry Obrien COD aka Comedy on Delivery

  11. Hi here is something I would like to share with the fans of Last Comic Standing season 8 I tried writing to you and then the end of April (which I was told was also too late) all of a sudden the show gets put on hold. Not for long it’s back on, story of my life started out too late in life, to be a comic but I am not quitting, no agent. I am hoping I can wait until I find out if I am any good or not before I get one.

  12. Well, I should have done this years ago, but life got in the way!!!!! People say that I am funny and I need to be somewhere other than a dead end job OOPs , I don’t have that dead end job anymore HAHA . Ok where and when is the dead line, and do I have to send a viedo of myself. Did I miss the cutoff date?? I hope not!!!

  13. Hey last comic standing well I would be lying if I told you I am still a wanna-bee comic I am now a sit- down-comic have chair will follow. Please let me know when we can send in a video for the next round of auditioneers. If you have a list of auditions alert put me on the list. ComedyOn Delivery aka wanna-bee-sit-down-comic(have chair will follow) Terry Obrien

  14. Just being doing stand up for an lil bit just love tell jokes makeing people happy im more of a story tell i talk about my life

  15. I’m a comedian of 7 years. I began my comedy life at the world famous improv. I worked with the improv for almost 4 an half years. My former Manger Dan Godfrey gave me a chance to pursue comedy. For that I owe him everything. I have done everything to not loose the burning desire to make people. I’ve became homeless and still is currently. I live in a shelter in Downtown L.A. in the heart of skid row. I’ve put myself on the road a few years ago to sharpen my comedy chops. I’m currently in a state of confusing rather to give up on comedy all together or keep the dream alive. I write this with the hope that someone will give me a chance to shine among my comedian peers. Thanks for your time L.C.S.

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