‘Last Comic Standing’ Episode Guide (Aug. 14): The Winning Comic is Revealed

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‘Last Comic Standing’ Episode Guide (Aug. 14): The Winning Comic is Revealed

“2 Hour Finale – Top 3 to 1” Season 8 Finale (08/14/14) – The stakes have never been higher as the final three comics compete one last time for the title of “Last Comic Standing” and an incredible prize package worth $250,000, including a cash prize, a talent deal and a development deal for a television show.

Judges Roseanne Barr and Russell Peters will both perform, as will the winner of the “Comic Comeback” online competition. Then Barr, Peters and fellow judge Keenen Ivory Wayans choose who will be crowned season eight’s “Last Comic Standing.”

The Emmy-nominated “Last Comic Standing” resumes its search for the funniest comic in the country, with the top 100 comics handpicked to audition by invitation only. This week kicks off the hilarious auditions, with America’s best comics performing their funniest sets, each hoping to secure a coveted spot as a semi-finalist.

The lively laugh fest resumes its search for the funniest comic in the country with innovative format changes, surprise celebrity guests and unexpected twists and turns guaranteed to deliver the funniest season yet. Season eight will open up with hilarious auditions, this time by invitation only.

The top 100 comics in America will vie for the top 20 spots. These 20 comics will compete in a semi-final round, and the best of the best will emerge, with the top 10 moving into the compelling challenge rounds. They will compete in this phase in different comedy disciplines like sketch, improv and stand up, proving themselves individually and in teams. Then the funniest of all will take the coveted title of “Last Comic Standing,” winning a prize package that include an NBC talent deal and a half-hour scripted project to be developed by Universal Television.

Emmy Award winner Wanda Sykes (“Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Page Hurwitz (“Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious,” “Last Comic Standing”), producing partners at Push It Productions, will executive produce the season’s 13 one-hour episodes, along with Javier Winnik (“Last Comic Standing,” “The Marriage Ref”). “Last Comic Standing” is produced by Universal Television and Push It Productions.

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