Anthony Clark replaces Jay Mohr as host of Last Comic Standing 4

Last Comic Standing host Jay Mohr wasn’t shy about commenting on the half-assed third season of the show and NBC’s decision to cancel it.

And now that NBC renewed the show, Mohr has been replaced, by comic Anthony Clark.

An NBC press release about Clark’s hiring doesn’t mention the firing nor the fact that the show previously had a different host. Instead, it just praises Clark.

Craig Plestis, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming and Development. For example, NBC VP Craig Plestis says, “Anthony is a very funny comedian whose engaging wit and personality have made him a favorite with audiences. We’re delighted to have him host the show when it returns to NBC this summer.”

And they’ll be delighted to have him host a possible fifth season, assuming he keeps his mouth shut.

Popular Actor Anthony Clark to Host New Edition of NBC’s Hit Summer Series “Last Comic Standing” [NBC press release]

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.

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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.