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Last Comic Standing: Season 8

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Allanon, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. midas

    midas I heard that

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    I have to agree with Wayans on Machi. He just seemed to lose the one thing that put him over the top. But I think he did get the distinction of the #1 joke of the season. Perfect joke construction and perfect delivery. He just couldn't finish it out.
     
  2. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Yeah, poor guy had to burn more material than anybody else. I loved the way most of Machi's jokes took an unexpected left turn.
     
  3. Ereth

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    How odd. I can find it through a web browser on my computer, but it's not visible on my AppleTV even if I put it in my queue. Stupid Hulu!
     
  4. Ereth

    Ereth Well-Known Member

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    Managed to watch it on my iPad, airplayed to my TV so it was almost like watching on TV.

    Didn't feel like any of them had their best set ever, though. Odd ending.
     
  5. nickels

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    I am shocked how it ended, in that they didn't waste more time. Usually when you have three contestants remaining, you announce who came in last, then the winner. I like all of them and thought it was a toss-up. Machi could have won it all if he didn't get so comfortable on stage ruining his character. I came in late and saw it from around the top 10. How were the earlier episodes? I guess they didn't all live in a house together any more. Glad they scrapped that element of the show.
     
  6. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    I enjoyed the early stages. There was good and bad, but I like seeing all the different styles and personalities. There were a few I thought could have gone on, but I was generally happy with the ones that made the finals.

    The format of the show is entirely different than earlier seasons. Auditions used to be open, but they called the early rounds the "Invitationals." They made no bones about it, the contestants were invited. They are all working comedians that just haven't hit it big, they're not random wannabees.

    I really didn't mind the format change. I think it led to more actual performing, and the challenges they did do weren't just ridiculous exercises. I liked hearing the coaching from established professionals and judges. I think they took it seriously, and gave some good insight and advice to the comics.

    I thought that in the end there would be a public vote, but it stayed in the hands of the judges the entire time. I figured that some of that was because they were awarding a development deal too. This was as much a job interview as a comedy contest. That's why I felt that Nikki made the finals. I thought that she may have been the most marketable personality to have a show developed for her, even if her stand up wasn't up to par with the others.
     
  7. nickels

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    Good luck giving Rod Man a TV show. There better be subtitles!
     
  8. Ereth

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    I thought Nikki really came on late in the season and became my second favorite, after Joe Machi. Rod Man had some really strong stuff, and was going to be tough to beat, but I actually liked Nikki better.
     
  9. hefe

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    Well, you know, different strokes. For the most part, I could finish Nikki's punch lines before she got there. I would sit and laugh out loud at Rod Man, sometimes I'd have to rewind to hear a line I was laughing through, and then Nikki came on, and I'd be watching quietly, no laughing. She never hit my funny bone, except for one joke in the finale..."I'm not flexible enough to be a heterosexual." :D

    I think she's very likable, but the material just didn't grab me.
     
  10. Ereth

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    OH I certainly agree it wasn't her best night. ("I was a bad heterosexual, because I don't like to stretch" is the best joke she had). I liked her "I didn't WANT to become a lesbian" bit several weeks earlier, thought it was much stronger, and the one about how if she was in a horror movie, the monster would be the guy she was dating. Those were, in my mind, better sets.
     
  11. midas

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    Well they say they get a development deal, not an actual show. Have any of the past winners actually gotten a sitcom out of this deal?
     
  12. hefe

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    No, I don't think so. Although I'm not sure if a development deal was always part of the package. But it's true that there's a lot more development deals out there than shows they produce. A lot of them just don't materialize.
     
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    Intermission at the Last Comic Standing tour... Having a great time!
     
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    I meant to come back and post a quick review after going to the Last Comic tour a couple weeks back.

    Enjoyed it very much. All 5 finalists were very funny. They each got 20 solid minutes. No frills, just announced one at a time with a short intermission between #2 and 3.

    Most surprising to me was Nikki. She was much better live than on the show. Also, more blue, so that's probably a part of it. I'd say she reused the least amount of material, her and Rocky. Rod Man probably reused the most. Although, even in the repeated routines, like the one where he talks about the grocery self-checkout, he added more to it, it was a longer bit.

    I liked them all, but I think I laughed the hardest at Lachlan. He just hits my funny bone. The George Foreman grill bit is hilarious. (I think that was on the show too) He is also really the only finalist that didn't have more adult material than on TV.
     
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    I just watched the finale last night. I can't believe they chose him as the winner. He was the weakest and most annoying out of the final 4 or 5.
     

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