00:15 — The comics learn about mastering talk-show interviews when they visit "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Wanda Sykes serves as the mentor.
01:04 — The invitational round continues as a third contingent of invited comics takes to the stage to compete.
00:49 — The final four comics perform for the judges as the title round continues. Later, one comic is eliminated from the competition.
01:37 — The Top 5 comics perform for the judges, who then determine which four will advance to the next round.
01:15 — The semifinal round continues with 21 additional comics competing for a slot in the Top 10. Wanda Sykes serves as guest mentor.
01:23 — The invitational round continues when a second group of invited comics perform.
00:57 — The semifinal round opens with 20 comics taking the stage to do battle. Wanda Sykes serves as guest mentor.
00:44 — Roseanne teaches a young comic a lesson she learned when she was just getting started in the business.
01:04 — The contestants try their hand at sketch comedy.
00:56 — The remaining five comics perform, after which one is crowned the winner.
00:40 — The final collective of invited comics competes.
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- Premiered: June 10, 2003
- Rating: TV-14
- 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. (more)