Ralphie May says “NBC doesn’t want me to win” Last Comic Standing.

Ralphie May says “NBC doesn’t want me to win” Last Comic Standing.
One of the five remaining comedians on NBC’s Last Comic Standing says the network would rather he lose. “I’m the biggest person ever to be on prime-time television. NBC doesn’t want me to win. What are they going to do with me? But the great thing about this show is that if you’re funny, it’s the people who are going to choose you,” Ralphie May tells the LA Times. If he wins, he says his sitcom will be called Fat Chance.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.