The sixth edition of NBC's Last Comic Standing
officially went off the ground Thursday, with Bill Bellamy back in command as host for a second straight season. One thing that was different was the addition of the segment called “Last Comic Driving.”
Thanks to this nifty little new inclusion, viewers and comics alike stand a chance of driving home a brand-new car courtesy of Honda, which is providing one of the major prizes this season.
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According to the schedule, each week for 10 weeks, comics who failed to make the final cut on the show get the chance to deliver their funniest sketches from the passenger seat of a new Honda Pilot. Viewers who watch the said “Comic in the Car” segment can then proceed online to cast their vote for their favorite. Each vote will, in turn, earn an entry into a sweepstakes where, what else but an all-new Honda Pilot awaits. Whoever emerges as the “Last Comic Driving” also bags a cash prize from automobile manufacturer, aside from landing an appearance in the season finale set for August 7.
In like fashion, viewer votes will also determine the eventual winner of Last Comic Standing
. He/she gets a cool quarter of a million dollars in cash, a talent deal with NBC, a starring appearance in Jubilee!
at Bally's Las Vegas, and of course, his/her own new Honda Pilot.
In other Last Comic Standing
fare, host Bill Bellamy spoke Under Ground Online (UGO) recently about the show.
“I think this season is going to be incredibly good,” he told UGO during a conference call. “We have interesting character kind of funny people, just stuff you don't see every day. I'm glad to be a part of that, and it's exciting.”
“I'm for the comedians. A lot of people are like, 'Man, you seem so excited and you want everybody to do well.' I really do,” Bellamy said, explaining his support for all the contestants. “I mean, I don't want anybody to come on TV and fail. I want these guys to take advantage of this opportunity, go all out, try not to be so nervous about being on TV.”
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: NBC, Reality TV Magazine, UGO
(Image Courtesy of Honda)