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Last Comic Standing: Los Angeles Semifinals Round, Part Two

July 05, 2010 08:30 PM by Nancy Floyd

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On tonight’s new episode of NBC‘s Last Comic Standing, the remaining semifinalists take the stage in Los Angeles. Five more comics will move on to the finals and have a 1-in-10 chance of becoming the Last Comic Standing. Keep reading for more details on tonight’s episode and to find out which comedians made it through to the next round…

It’s time for the second semifinal round in this season of NBC‘s Last Comic Standing! The remaining semifinalists will be performing for an audience in Los Angeles as well as the Last Comic Standing judges, Natasha Leggero, Greg Giraldo, and Andy Kindler. The five hilarious comics who win their praise will earn a spot in the finals.

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The first comic to take the stage is Roy Wood, Jr., a 12-year veteran of stand-up comedy. He starts off strong and keeps the crowd laughing. All three judges give him nothing but positive reviews. Following Roy is the hilarious, dry, and boyish Fortune Feimster. Despite the fact that she could pass as Jonah Hill in a dark alley, Fortune’s performance is crowd-pleasing and funny. All three judges profess their love for the vest-clad comic and I’m hoping her routine is enough to earn her a spot in the finals.

Jerry Rocha is up next and he delivers a decent set. The crowd seems relatively pleased (although I’m a little bored), and Jerry receives mixed reviews from the judges. All three thought he had a solid set, but offered a little negative criticism about some of his racially skewed jokes. Next up, Guy Torry from St. Louis who is striving to be “the greatest standup comedian to ever take the stage.” Based on his audition earlier this season, I’m shocked he even made it to the semifinals. His political routine falls flat and the judges look confused. When they try to offer him criticism, Guy Torry gets rude and defensive. It’s pretty safe to say his journey is ending tonight. He may not be the greatest standup comedian, but he’s quite possibly the biggest tool.

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Jacob Sirof is the next comic to take the stage and starts his set off strong by addressing the awkwardness that just happened with Guy Torry. Jacob doesn’t disappoint and the judges are pleased with his routine overall. The next comedienne to perform is Nikki Glaser. She manages to make teen pregnancy funny, but an abortion joke doesn’t have quite the same response. All in all, the judges love Nikki’s routine.

Taylor Williamson performs next and his unusual and quirky delivery is simultaneously awkward enough to make you uncomfortable and so hilarious that you want to pee on yourself. The crowd can’t get enough of Taylor Williamson and all three judges love his strange and funny persona. The next comic hoping to impress the crowd is Nick Cobb. Nick’s set was average and all three judges thought it was so-so. They enjoy him as a comedian, but weren’t super impressed with the jokes he told tonight.

Mike Vecchione is up next and his routine has some really hilarious bits. Natasha Leggero loves Mike’s originality and cleverness and Greg Giraldo is impressed with his ability to win over the crowd. Comedienne Cristela Alonzo heads to the mic after Mike and does ok. She’s clearly funny, but some of her material is a little bland. Cristela gets mixed reviews from the judges.

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Next, Kurt Metzger’s hilarious set wins over the crowd. His bit on Tiger Woods is one of the funniest of the nights and all three judges have nothing but rave reviews from him. Laurie Kilmartin is up next. Her outfit is terrible, but her material is great. Andy Kindler liked the entire set, Natasha Leggero thinks she’s amazing, and Greg Giraldo calls Laurie a great joke writer.

The next comedian to perform is Tommy Johnagin. He got cut from the Last Comic Standing semifinals in 2007, but is hoping for a better fate tonight. Given his hilarious, crowd-pleasing performance, I think Tommy might be ok tonight. The judges all love his entire performance and have great compliments for his abilities to write and deliver great jokes. Following Tommy is comedienne Claudia Cogan. Her routine is peppered with some funny stuff, but none of the judges are impressed with her material.

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Maronzio Vance takes the stage next and delivers a solid routine. Andy Kindler thought Maronzio’s material was fantastic, Natasha seems flustered by how adorable he is, and Greg Giraldo thinks he’s a great storyteller. After Maronzio’s routine, Jason Nash (and his large hair) heads to the mic. His family-centric performance wins over the crowd and earns praise from the judges.

Next, James Adomian’s high-energy routine is hilarious and keeps the crowd laughing. He especially wins over the audience after his routine is finished and the judges ask him to do various impressions which are amazing. The judges love him. Comedienne Carmen Lynch delivers her jokes next and doesn’t disappoint. Her dry and monotonous delivery wins big laughs from the crowd and great reviews from the judges.

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Brian McKim is the final comedian to take the stage. His dry wit and emotionless delivery impresses the crowd and the judges. Andy Kindler commends Brian’s use of glasses, Natasha Leggero thinks Brian is “the bee’s knees,” and Greg Giraldo likes his material.

After the judges deliberate, it’s time to find out which five comics will move onto the finals in Last Comic Standing. Backstage, everyone is nervous and anxious, except Guy Torry who seems to realize his future will be at home. The first comedian to make it through to the finals is James Adomian. Joining him are Roy Wood, Jr., Laurie Kilmartin, Tommy Johnagin, and Maronzio Vance.

Tune into NBC next Monday night as the top 10 finalists take the stage and try to win the votes of America!! Who will you vote for?

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