February 27, 2010 02:00 PM by Nancy Floyd
We’ve got some news that will get you laughing:Â NBC has announced the return ofÂ Last Comic Standing! The reality competition will be returning for a seventh season this summer hosted by The Office’s very own Craig Robinson. Keep reading to find out all the details…
It’s been two years sinceÂ NBC‘sÂ Last Comic Standing has been on the air, but the network announced that the reality comedy competition will return with a seventh season this summer. The nationwide search for the funniest comedian will be hosted by Craig Robinson, star ofÂ NBC‘s hit sitcom, The Office. Robinson can certainly relate to the aspiring comedians featured on the show. The TV and film star got his start doing stand-up, appearing on shows like The Jimmy Kimmel Show and Real Time With Bill Maher, before landing roles in The Office, and films such as Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, and the upcoming Hot Tub Time Machine.
Executives atÂ NBC are thrilled about the upcoming season of the comedy competition.Â ”Last Comic Standing has been a consistent success with both viewers and critics and we can’t wait to bring it back,” said Paul Telegdy,Â NBC‘sÂ Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming. “The addition of a versatile comedic talent like Craig will only enhance what has proved to be a winning formula.”
Executive producer Peter Engel added, “I am so excited about season seven ofÂ Last Comic Standing.Â We are looking for lucky seven being the best year ever. I am confident that Craig Robinson and the creative team will take the comedy to a new level of laughs.”
Last Comic Standing is currently conducting a nationwide search for amateur and professional comedians to compete on the show. Open casting calls will be held in Los Angeles at the Improv on March 6 and in New York City at the Gotham Comedy Club on March 21. Contestants must be 18 or over. The winner ofÂ Last Comic Standing nabs a $250,000 prize and a talent deal withÂ NBC.
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