Tony Deyo

Stand-up Comedian

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?