"Last Comic Standing" Season 9 returns on NBC with new judge Norm MacDonald alongside current judges and comedy icons Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans. Comedy Central roast veteran Anthony Jeselnik will join the fun as the new host of the season.

The series resumes its search for the funniest comic in the country with its most accomplished panel of judges to date, surprise celebrity guests and a new riveting head-to-head phase of the competition. The new season will open up with hilarious auditions by invitation only. The top 100 comics in America will vie for 40 spots. These 40 will then compete in a semifinal round and the best of the best will emerge, with the top 10 moving into the compelling new head to head round. In this phase, they will be paired in a high stakes single-elimination round of stand-up stand offs.

The top five comedians will move on to the finals, where the funniest of all will take the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing," winning an incredible prize package worth $250,000, including a development deal for their own television show.

The series has a history of showcasing aspiring comics who go on to highly successful careers. Previous "LCS" contestants include Amy Schumer, who currently has her own series on Comedy Central, has a huge stand-up following and a burgeoning film career; Cristela Alonzo, who has a self-titled sitcom at ABC; Iliza Shlesinger, whose "Freezing Hot" Netflix special recently premiered; Gabriel Iglesias, who consistently sells out venues across the country; "Late Show with David Letterman" favorite Tommy Johnagin, who will write and star in his own CBS pilot; and Fortune Feimster, a longtime writer for "Chelsea Lately" who will star in the ABC pilot "Family Fortune" from executive producer Tina Fey.

"Last Comic Standing" is produced by Universal Television and Push It Productions. Emmy Award winner Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz, producing partners at Push It Productions, executive produce, along with Javier Winnik ("Peter Pan Live!").

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Network: NBC
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 10, 2003
Seasons: 9
Production Companies:
Push It Productions
Universal Television

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dee says:
How obvious is is when the judges keep saying "I've seen you perform before, I know how funny you are" that the show is a bit "fixed".
terryflorida says:
The judges are obviously not basing their decisions on what we are seeing because all the truly 'hilarious' comics were passed over. I am so disgusted I refuse to watch this crap any more.
clown2town says:
Kurt was hilarious with the Ga-Ga razor joke, way funnier than either of the chicks selected. Every season the same, a hilarious dude is bumped for an unfunny chick.
not_impressed says:
Never watching again - worst comic ever gets the prize - who the hell was watching and actually voting!?
not_impressed says:
Never watching again - worst comic ever gets the prize - who the hell was watching and actually voting!?

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