Josh Blue wins Last Comic Standing 4; Theo Von wins online competition

Josh Blue, the comedian whose cerebral palsy was often a focus of his comedy, has won Last Comic Standing 4. The winner of the parallel online competition was revealed to be Theo Von, better known to Road Rules fans as Theo Vonkurnatowski. Anthony Clark said, “I’m sure we’re gonna be seein’ a lot more of Theo.” Yeah, on next season’s Challenge, or maybe Celebrity Fit Club.

Host Anthony Clark did not announce the vote margins or the number of votes received for either competition, unless I missed that while fast-forwarding through 99 percent of the time-wasting 90-minute finale.

Former host Jay Mohr’s return was introduced by executive producer Peter Engel, who praised Mohr and then said, “please let me welcome home … my friend and a total pain in the ass, Jay Mohr.” The audience gave him a standing ovation, thrilled to once again see a host who was actually comfortable on stage.

After Jay Mohr performed for a few minutes, he hugged Anthony Clark and said something to him that was slightly inaudible. Anthony Clark then teased the next segment and messed up, as usual, saying, “I’m sorry, not stake to the stage–they will take the stage.” Clearly, Jay Mohr told him something like, “Don’t stop now; keep continuing to seem as incompetent as possible by, say, garbling everything you read on the teleprompter, thereby making me look better by comparison. Then they’ll offer me a lot of cash to return and replace your sorry ass next season.”

Last Comic Standing [NBC]