It’s been four years since the last season of Last Comic Standing aired giving up and coming stand up comedians across the country to get themselves a shiny new television credit, and no sign that NBC will give the series another go. But FOX is developing something to replace LCS in your heart- a reality competition series featuring rising comics from John Irwin.
Funny People plans to go beyond just stand up. It’s described as “the ultimate search for the next comedy triple threat” which will means hopefuls will need to show off stand up, improv and sketch skills.
Irwin has plenty of comedy experience, he produced a ton of stand up specials for major comics including Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Jim Jefferies, Michelle Wolf, Norm Macdonald, Nate Bargatze, Vir Das, John Mulaney, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Nikki Glaser, David Spade, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress, Artie Lange, Steve Ranazzisi, Anthony Jeselnik and the list goes on and on.