This season on Last Comic Standing there has been a competition going on behind the TV competition. It’s the Comic Comeback contest. This was an opportunity for a comedian who had been eliminated from LCS to comeback for one last performance on the show’s finale. Congratulations to the online Comic Comeback winner, Alingon Mitra.
Alingon was off to a great start after his invitational round appearance. He got big backstory airtime, where we found out that he was a Harvard boy, working for his parents tax consultant company by day, and doing stand up at night. Right from the first night, Russell Peters said he was blown away by Mitra, Keenan called him original, and Roseanne said enjoyed it all. Although Mitra did not make it out of the semi finals round, the audience got to vote for their two favorite comedians in the semi-finals who didn’t make the judges’ top ten list. Mitra was one of those two comedians, which set him up to compete in the Comic Comeback side competition.
One by one, Mitra took on 5 competitors in the Comic Comeback Twitter competition and knocked them all down. Four of the comedians he faced were Top 10 finalists. In order, each week Alingon received more votes than Nick Guerra, Jimmy Shubert, DC Benny, Monroe Martin and Karlous Miller. You can see all of Alingon’s Comic Comeback sets at NBC.com.
He’ll now be part of the special 2 hour season finale which airs Thursday, August 14th at 9 pm et on NBC. That’s when the winner of Last Comic Standing will be crowned. Currently LCS is down to its Final 4, Nikki Carr, Rod Man, Lachlan Patterson, and Joe Machi. The winner will receive $250,000 dollars and an NBC development deal.
Alingon is just getting started in his comedy career but Last Comic Standing isn’t the only place he’s standing out. He had already won the Boston Comedy Festival and was named “Funniest Comic in New England” that same year, long before he hit the LCS stage. He’s written for the Harvard Lampoon. And more recently he was named one of the 2014 New Faces of Comedy at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.