Once again I’m hooked on Last Comic Standing. Has there ever been a reality show with a more checkered past? Well, considering that this is reality TV, probably.
Still, I’m betting none are this intentionally funny.
I’m glad to see that they’ve given more audience participation at the ground level. Hopefully it will end up in more newbies. The one thing that has always gotten me about LCS is that at the end of the day it isn’t breaking in new stars like American Idol, it’s just giving established comedians a broader platform. In AI terms, it’s quite like that show reimagined with regional lounge singers competing for the top honors. There are quite a few good novice comedians who’ve gotten passed over.
Still, it’s a great summer show and worth it’s weight in laughs.
For more on BuckStar, go here. I’ve done a bit more research.