Last Comic Standing Picks a Winner, Norm Macdonald Shares Some Regrets

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Last night Last Comic Standing aired its final episode, choosing Clayton English as the big winner.  It wasn’t a surprise to anyone, as it seemed as if Clayton had been being positioned for a win since his first performance in the invitationals aired.  He definitely had the best set of the night last night with some great material about gangster Jesus, and unlike some previous winners– we won’t mention names– at least he’s genuinely funny, but we lost a lot of interest in the final after Joe List, who was undoubtably the funniest performer in the competition, was eliminated last week.

All five stand ups had great sets last night, and we had particular love for the ladies.  Dominique can make the audience laugh without even saying funny things; she can make any sentence funny just with her inflection and attitude.  And Andy Erikson has absolutely won us over, with her quirky original personality and one liners. During her set last night, you could see twitter falling in love with her, and everyone had an idea for a project she’d be great for from voice work to children’s shows, to adult swim.  You can read more about Andy Erikson in our brand new interview just posted last night.  We’ve also become fans of Michael Palascak and Ian Bagg who also had better sets last night than an awful lot of top 10 and top 5 comics in LCS years past.

Norm Macdonald, who started tweeting disagreement with the outcomes after the episode ended, not only agreed with us about Joe List, he also agreed with us about last season’s biggest error– the elimination of Joe Machi. So basically, if Norm Macdonald’s twitter account was the judge of Last Comic Standing, we might actually get behind the show.  There were others left behind that we would have loved to see at least make the top ten– like Sam Morril, Ms. Pat and Junior Stopka, but of course above all, Last Comic Standing is a television show more than a search for the best performers.  Congratulations to Clayton English.

Now that LCS is over if you still need a fix of talent comedy competitions, four of the America’s Got Talent finalists are comedians so you have one more week to care about who wins something.  New York Comic Gary Vider, comedy magician Piff the Magic Dragon, the comic who has become known as the “stuttering comic” Drew Lynch, and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin will be fighting a bunch of other people who have some kind of talent to try to win a pile of money.


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