June 20, 2006 09:52 PM by Joe Blackmon
The twelve finalists for Last Comic Standing moved onto the Queen Mary. The first challenge was about heckling. Through a drawing, each comic was paired up with another comic to take turns in both a performing and a heckling role. In an interesting move, Joey Gay refused to heckle April Macie when it was his turn to heckle. Joey explained “I would rather stand on my own merit than **** on her craft.”
The audience voted Roz as the best heckler, and the audience voted Chris Porter as the best performer. Host Anthony Clark told Kristin Key that she lost best performer by only one vote. For their reward, Roz and Chris Porter received immunity from elimination.
Each comic voted for someone that they thought they were funnier than. During the vote, Joey who had spared April Macie from heckling voted for her saying “I don’t want any appearance of favoritism. The courtesy I extended her by not heckling is the courtesy that I would have extended to any comedian in this house, but if it’s me and her on stage I’m going to mop the floors with her.”
Stella Stolper and Michele Balan tied with the most votes, and they jointly decided to have April Macie join them in the head-to-head competition. The first comic eliminated with the lowest percentage of the audience vote was Stella Stolper. The second comic eliminated was April Macie. The Capital One audience favorite and winner of $1,000 was Michele Balan.