Raising the stakes for its hit reality show competition, “Last Comic Standing,” NBC has announced that the losing contestant will be forced to sign a sitcom deal with the network. On Thursday night’s episode, the seven remaining contestants will watch clips of NBC’s numerous failed sitcoms in recent years, including “Whitney,” “Guys with Kids,” “Sean Saves the World,” “Animal Practice,” “1600 Penn,” “Go On,” “Best Friends Forever” and “The New Normal” to motive them to become the last comic standing so they can sign a development deal at another network.
“At first I was nervous to lose ‘Last Comic Standing,’ but now after hearing NBC’s announcement I’m absolutely terrified not to win,” “Last Comic Standing” contestant Monroe Martin told Hollywood & Swine. “The goal of ‘Last Comic Standing’ is to launch the career of the next great comedic talent and everyone knows that can’t happen by putting them in an NBC sitcom.”
Also in Thursday’s episode of “Last Comic Standing,” the seven remaining contestants will compete in a challenge to see who can guess correctly for what it is that judge Roseanne is actually famous.
“Someone said she used to be on a popular TV show,” “Last Comic Standing” contestant Rod Man said. “I’m going to guess former cohost of ‘The View.'”