August 02, 2010 09:07 PM by Nancy Floyd
Another comic is eliminated on tonight’s episode ofÂ NBC‘sÂ Last Comic Standing, revealing the top five comedians vying for the victory. We definitely know a man is going to win this season, considering there are no females left in the competition, but which guy will it be? The top 5 take the stage tonight to prove they have what it takes to win the $250,000 grand prize and the title of Last Comic Standing. They’re joined onstage by legendary standup comedian, Ron White. Keep reading for more details on tonight’s episode…
Tonight’s episode ofÂ NBC‘sÂ Last Comic Standing begins immediately with an elimination, revealing the final 5 contenders. Not surprisingly, the comic leaving the competition tonight is Jonathan Thymius. The dude is awkward and occasionally funny and I honestly have no idea how he made it this far. The remaining five comics take the stage for their final standup routines performing forÂ the crowd and the judges, Andy Kindler, Greg Geraldo, and Natasha Leggero, before next week’s season finale reveals the winner.
Roy Wood, Jr. is the first comedian to deliver his set. In the video package before his performance, Roy says the reason he became a comedian was because he got arrested and depressed. I’m not entirely sure if he’s joking or not. As always, Roy delivers a solid routine filled with humor about race, cheating, and lying. The judges have nothing but love for Roy Wood, Jr.
Next up: Tommy Johnagin who was inspired to be a comedian by David Letterman at the age of 8. Tommy Johnagin’s set is hilarious. This should come as no surprise to you if you’ve been watching this show. He manages to make visits to the gynecologist and running over deer really funny. That alone is a gift. Natasha Leggero thinks Tommy is so funny, Greg Giraldo thinks he’s a great comedian, and Andy Kindler calls the set amazing and the best yet.
Myq Kaplan takes the stage next and knocks it out of the park. He finds the hilarity in such hot issues as bigotry, feminism, gay marriage, and suffrage. All three judges are impressed with Myq Kaplan, repeatedly telling him how hilarious he is. Andy Kindler even gives Myq a “hooray to your thought processes.”
Before Felipe Esparza performs, we learn in his video package that he’s a former drug user and gang banger who turned his life around through comedy. Wow…such dark stories from such funny folks. Felipe takes the stage and delivers a hilarious routine. As always, his routine relies heavily on his background and family. He earns big cheers from the crowd and nothing but compliments from the judges.
Mike DeStefano is the last finalist to perform tonight. This abrasive and tough comic delivers an even more aggressive set than usual tonight. He comes out swinging, taking jabs at Christianity and religion, before moving on to lighter fare like murdering people with guns. Just your typical family-friendly performance. The judges all love Mike DeStefano. Either that or they’re terrified to say what they really think.
There’s one last performance on tonight’s show from “legendary” comedian, Ron White. I only call him legendary because that’s what Craig Robinson said. I don’t even know who he is, but he’s pretty funny, despite the fact that he smokes a cigar during his entire set.
Tune intoÂ NBC next Monday night for the season finale and to find out which of these five guys will be crowned the Last Comic Standing!
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