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7-Up Presents: "Gerry Dee-Last Canadian Standing Tour"
MarketWatch - USA - Comedian Gerry Dee (Last Comic Standing,) will be performing from coast to coast this fall. The tour called "Last Canadian Standing" is Dee's first National tour performing in over 20 cities at various Canadian theatres from October through December.

Dee, who is best known for his third place finish (the highest ever by a Canadian) on the NBC hit "Last Comic Standing" is excited to begin his first National tour, "I have a lot of support behind me. Having 7-UP involved really helped. WestJet and Via have also covered all of my travel. You add the name Russell Peters to that
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Celebrities : Gerry Dee
Categories : Last Comic Standing, Comedian News
Posted 8/16/2008 12:08:52 AM | Permalink
Bill Bellamy and David Friedman Talk Last Comic Standing
MovieWeb - USA - Bill Bellamy and executive producer David Friedman are on another quest for the funniest unknown stand-up comic in America with Last Comic Standing, which comes back to NBC on May 22 at 9:30 ET. I was recently in on a conference call with the second-year host and producer of the hit reality show and here's what they had to say.

Bill, how did you get mixed up with this show to begin with? And what is it about the show that blew your skirt up enough to want to be a part of it?

Bill Bellamy: First of all, it was just
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Celebrities : Bill Bellamy
Categories : Last Comic Standing, Reality shows, Actor News, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 5/22/2008 09:05:29 AM | Permalink
'Last Comic Standing' Josh Blue delivers laughs to kick off United Way campaign
Ocala Star-Banner - Ocala, FL, USA - Josh Blue, the 2006 winner of NBC's TV show, "Last Comic Standing," was the headliner at Thursday morning's United Way campaign kickoff to raise $2.7 million in 2007 to help Marion County's needy.

At 8 a.m., Blue had about 230 people, who attended the breakfast at the new Holiday Inn off Southwest 38th Avenue, laughing. Through his comedy, Blue, who has cerebral palsy, shows that people with disabilities can live without limits. He jokes about his life and his family.

"By the time they figured I had something wrong with me, they already knew there was nothing wrong with me," Blue quipped
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Celebrities : Josh Blue
Categories : Last Comic Standing
Posted 8/24/2007 07:08:50 AM | Permalink
What Are They Up To? Last Comic Standing's Rich Ira Vos
BuddyTV - USA - Rich Ira Vos was known as a finalist of NBC's Last Comic Standing.  Having extensive experience in stand-up comedy, he was often referred to as “The Don” by host Jay Mohr.  Although his comedic efforts did not earn him the winning spot, he still ranked 3rd place in the first season and also appeared in the third season of the reality stand-up comedy competition.  In the coming days, the 50-year-old comic will be performing in various clubs in cities across the country.

Like other Last Comic Standing participants, Rich Vos is also currently traveling as part of Opie and Anthony's Traveling
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Celebrities : Rich Vos
Categories : Last Comic Standing, Where Are They Now
Posted 8/11/2007 12:08:25 AM | Permalink
NBC renews 'America's Got Talent' and 'Last Comic Standing'
Reality TV World - Mansfield, MA, USA - NBC has announced that it has given early Summer 2008 renewals to its America's Got Talent and Last Comic Standing reality competition series.

"Both of these innovative series have proven to be summer staples and important franchises for NBC," Craig Plestis, NBC's executive vice president of alternative programming, stated in the network's renewal announcement.  "We have the most-watched show in America's Got Talent and one of the most upscale series in Last Comic Standing, and now viewers can look forward to seeing these popular brand series with fresh new shows again next summer."

Next summer's installments will represent America's Got Talent's third
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Categories : Last Comic Standing
Posted 8/6/2007 12:08:54 AM | Permalink
'Last Comic Standing' winner coming to Ocala
Ocala Star-Banner - Ocala, FL, USA - Ocala will getting some "Blue" humor for a good cause.

Josh Blue, winner of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" show in 2006, will appear here on Aug. 23 to benefit the United Way.

Blue will be part of the United Way "Kickoff Breakfast," at 7:30 a.m. in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites , and tickets are $20 each and $200 for a corporate table of eight persons.

Also, that night, Blue will play the Ocala Civic Theatre at 7:30. Tickets for the show are $100 and $50.

Blue does much of his material about living with cerebral palsy. "Whether you know it or not,
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Celebrities : Josh Blue
Categories : Last Comic Standing
Posted 8/3/2007 09:08:13 AM | Permalink
Past Winners Speak About Life After 'Last Comic Standing'
BuddyTV - USA - Comedian Alonzo Bodden, the third winner of the reality series Last Comic Standing, is serving as one of the talent scouts for the show’s current season.  The show is responsible for launching Alonzo Bodden’s career, as well as the careers of other previous winners.

"The biggest change is you become a name," he told USA Today.  "Before, I was working the clubs. People laughed, but they didn't know who I was. I've gone from club headliner to being a nationally known act."

Alonzo Bodden, a 44-year-old native of Queens, New York, worked as jet mechanic before he tried out for Last Comic
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Celebrities : John Heffron, Alonzo Bodden
Categories : Last Comic Standing, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 7/4/2007 12:07:57 AM | Permalink
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Last Comic Standing's Drew Thomas headlines Creekside Comedy Night
Charleston City Paper
Creekside Comedy Night returns to Creekside Kitchen and Brewhouse with headliner Drew Thomas and comedian Jennie Stencel on Sat. March 3 at 9 p.m. Local comedian Vince Fabra will open the show, which is hosted and produced by Keith Dee. Tickets are $10 ...


Q&A: Felipe Esparza
Felipe Esparza and his wife Lesa went the do-it-yourself route to produce the special that HBO broadcast in September as Translate This. It was a gamble that paid off for the 2010 Last Comic Standing champion, as his career took an upward arc he's been ...


How a rough childhood steered Theo Von into stand-up comedy
That led him to a gig on the reality competition “Last Comic Standing” in 2006. He said he never relied on his early reality show experiences and believes a lot of hard work is key to being a successful stand-up comedian. “At the end of the day you ...


Workshops, Inc. hosting signature Comedy for a Cause fundraiser this week
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- This week, Workshops, Inc. and Protective Life invite you to a night of Comedy for a Cause. Proceeds from the evening help support the programs of Workshop, Inc. Comedy for a Cause features Last Comic Standing winner Josh ...

Pacific News Center

Last Comic Standing winner Josh Blue to perform Saturday
Pacific News Center
Guam – Get ready to “Laugh out Loud” this Saturday, with season four winner of Last Comic Standing Josh Blue. According to his website, com, he is “Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, He centers much ...

Comedy Stars Roy Wood Jr. and Michelle Wolf at HACPAC March 3
After making his television debut on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 2006, Wood went on place in the Top 3 finalists in the third season of NBC's “Last Comic Standing” in 2010 and appear on the TBS sitcom “Sullivan & Son” for three seasons. He ...

The Kondabolu Brothers Bring Their Traveling Political Podcast To ImprovBoston
Broadway World
ImprovBoston alumni are featured on Conan, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, America's Got Talent, Funniest Wins, Playboy, Last Comic Standing and John Oliver's Last Week Tonight, to name a few. In 2014, the Independent Reviewers of New ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Rod Man 'bringing the funny' to Comedy Catch
Chattanooga Times Free Press
You might think that after winning "Last Comic Standing," as Rod Man did on Season 8 four years ago, that the hard work might have been behind him. Not so, he says in a telephone interview. "It's work, work, work. I'm just out here working, trying to ...

Raritan Valley Rotaract Club, Branchburg Rotary hold Rise Against Hunger
National Headliner, Mike Gaffney,Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, NBC's Last Comic Standing. Gaffney has been performing for over a decade. He has appeared The Artie Lange Show on Direct TV, he was on the first season of Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and ...

City Pages

Joke Joint Comedy Club is looking for a new home
City Pages
The club will remain open in its current space through April at least, and has a packed schedule of comedians set to send them off on a high note, including SNL alumni Tim Meadows, hometown favorite Tommy Ryman, and Last Comic Standing finalist Dave ...
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