June 25, 2008 01:10 PM by Amanda Christensen
Now that the Last Comic Standingauditions are over it’s time for the semi-finals to begin. Paris Las Vegas will host the best of the best for two nights of semi-finals that will reduce the 32 semi-finalists down to 12 finalists. The first semi-final round is on Thursday, June 26th where 16 semi-finalists will perform and of those we will have our first set of finalists. On Thursday, July 3rd, the last 16 semi-finalists will perform and we will then have our final set of finalists.
Richard Belzer (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Homicide: Life on the Street”) and Steve Schirripa (“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Sopranos”) are the celebrity talent scouts for the semi-finals, and as always, Bill Bellamy will host the now Emmy-nominated series. Special correspondent Fearne Cotton (NBC’s “The Guinness Book of World Records – Live!,” ITV2′s “The Xtra Factor”) will be interviewing all the contestants backstage and bringing us all the latest backstage happenings!
The 12 final contestants will move into a house together and compete in weekly showdowns until America chooses the winner of Last Comic Standing. The winner of Last Comic Standingwill win the $250,000 grand prize, an exclusive talent deal with NBC, a brand new Honda Pilot, and they will star in Jubilee! at Bally’s Las Vegas.
Don’t miss the semi-finals! The laughs just keep on coming!