Last Comic Standing

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Christopher Walken to Play Captain Hook on NBC's Peter Pan Musical

Christopher Walken

NBC has busted out its weapon of choice.

The network announced that it has cast Oscar winner Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in its live musical production of Peter Pan, which will air Dec. 4. "Funny, right?" NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "He's one of the most unique actors... but he's just really a song and dance man at heart... It'll be the first tap-dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen."
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Top Videos: America's Surprise Birthday Party, Pippa Middleton on Today, Hotwives of Orlando

Kristen Schaal

This week, Pippa Middleton gave her first televised interview on theToday show, and Funny or Die threw a surprise birthday party for America in honor of the Fourth of July. Jimmy Kimmel exposed bandwagon fans who were rooting for the U.S. in the World Cup, and also rewrote the lyrics to Trey Songz' "Na Na" so that old people could understand them. Chris Rock hosted the BET Awards, where he showed a video of himself interviewing white people at a monster truck rally about the show. Also, Showtime debuted the trailer for Season 2 of Masters of Sex, and Hulu geared up for the premiere of its original series The Hotwives of Orlando.

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New Last Comic Standing Team Touts Format Changes: This Isn't a Popularity Contest Anymore

Last Comic Standing

A new host and a new set of judges aren't the only changes coming to Last Comic Standing. The NBC reality competition for stand-up comedians also underwent major retooling behind the scenes in anticipation of its return to after four years off the air.

Unlike seasons past, executive producers Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz did away with the open casting calls and... read more

NBC Revamps Last Comic Standing with a New Host and Judges

Last Comic Standing

Last Comic Standing will return for an eighth season with a new host and set of judges.

The stand-up comic competition will premiere Thursday, May 22 at 9/8c on NBC, with... read more

Amy Schumer Takes Us Inside Her New Comedy Central Series

Amy Schumer

On Tuesday, the Last Comic Standing vet Amy Schumer debuts her very own series on Comedy Central. Inside Amy Schumer (10:30/9:30c) is a riotous mishmash of scripted scenes, recorded stand-up material, and interviews with regular Joes. Schumer took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to call up TV Guide Magazine and get us Inside Amy.

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StandUp in Stilettos Sneak Peek: Check Out Kerri Louise's Husband Impersonation

Kerri Louise

All husbands sound alike, according to Kerri Louise, the Last Comic Standing alum who makes her debut on StandUp in Stilettos this week.

Apparently, once you're married, your former cute and lovely boyfriend turns into a giant oaf who can't find a single thing in the house — and Louise's impersonation of said husband is as hilarious as it sounds. Check out a sneak peek of this week's Stilettos, hosted by The Office's Kate Flannery: read more

StandUp in Stilettos Video: Tammy Pescatelli on Dumb Friends

Tammy Pescatelli

Tammy Pescatelli may not be the best friend to have. 

On this week's episode of StandUp in Stilettos, the Last Comic Standing comedian jokes about "damn" dumb friends, "Like, damn, you're... read more

StandUp in Stilettos Video: Alycia Cooper Takes on Hilarious Names

Alycia Cooper

How do you pronounce the name La-a?

That's the kind of comedy Alycia Cooper (America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing) brings to this week's StandUp in Stilettos. For the record, you wouldn't even be able to guess how that name is pronounced. We've got a hilarious first look at this week's comedy hour, which also features Kira Soltanovich and Jessica Kirson, followed by Wendy Liebman, Ms. Pat and Erin Foley... read more

VIDEO: StandUp in Stilettos Brings the Funny

Carol Leifer

StandUp in Stilettos continues to bring the funny.

On this week's comedy hour, veteran comedian and actress Carol Leifer takes the stage to discuss females in the workplace. Leifer famously worked... read more

Last Comic Standing Finalist Mike DeStefano Dies

Mike Destefano

Mike DeStefano, a comedian who became a finalist last year on Last Comic Standing, has died of a heart attack, Punchline Magazine reported.

DeStefano had just finished a run of shows titled Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy, which was largely based on being HIV positive, his past drug addiction and his wife's death.

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Premiered: June 10, 2003, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: This stand-up contest mixes elements of `American Idol' and `Survivor' as contestants share a house and choose their opponents in head-to-head competitions decided by their audience, with the winner copping an NBC talent deal, among other prizes.

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