Last Wacky Imbecile Standing...
Here’s why I’m not going to be standing in line for an audition for this season’s “Last Comic Standing”. This is from an ad on Craigslist:
We are casting Last Comic Standing and we need more visual comedy.
Casting Funny Wacky people. We want people who are going to make us laugh. Do you have a wacky thing you do? Are you funny? Are you wacky? We are casting Last Comic Standing and we need more visual comedy.
Do you have a costume? Do you juggle? Do you have props or a special act? How are you going to make us laugh?
For a show that purports to find America’s best stand-up comic, it does everything but that. I’m not in any way inferring that I’m that person… but for every “comic” that’s on the show… there are a thousand extremely smart, funny comics that just weren’t “wacky” enough.
Now where’s my Batman costume and juggling hankerchiefs?