First sneak peek at season nine of NBC’s Last Comic Standing

NBC wrapped up a meet-and-greet with the media for its summer 2015 programming, which meant for every awkward Q-and-A banter, we were treated to new video clips.

Which means our first look at the “Invitationals” footage already shot with the Top 100 comedians competing in this summer’s ninth season of Last Comic Standing. Which means new host Anthony Jeselnik, looking dapper and host-like; Norm Macdonald, quick with the quips and critical barb; Roseanne Barr, with a newly shorn blond crop top hairdo; Keenen Ivory Wayans, holding it down on his end of the judges table.


And so many comedians! How many did you recognize? I saw Ms. Pat and Joe List got their names shown along with their fine stand-up comedy, plus glimpses of Ian Bagg and Helen Hong among many others. Please shout out your friends and faves below.

And…roll the clip! Last Comic Standing returns to NBC on July 22, 2015.

Well, there was a clip. And now it’s gone. Looks like they leaked it for us media and onto Facebook, and then realized, hey, why are we leaking this?! At least I got those screengrabs so you can see that Jeselnik and Macdonald really are part of this madness this season.

Wait! Here it is! Roll the clip…hello, Junior Stopka.

Sean L. McCarthy

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