Footage from Last Comic Standing 6 auditions online; auditions will include NBC stars

Raw footage from Last Comic Standing 6‘s auditions has appeared on YouTube in advance of its May 22 debut.

Comedy blog Dead-Frog found the footage, and guesses it “is an attempt at that old viral marketing,” but notes that while the videos “were all uploaded a couple of days ago but none of them [had] even 50 views yet. So NBC may have no idea this shit is out there.”

The videos are labeled “Unaired and Uncensored,” so they could possibly be from previous seasons. Here they are: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

The audition rounds will include “NBC comedy stars from past and present hit shows … for the first time ever serving as talent scouts,” according to NBC. They are:

Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner and Kate Flannery (“The Office”), Dave Foley (“Thank God You’re Here!” “Newsradio”), Neil Flynn (“Scrubs”), George Wendt and John Ratzenberger (“Cheers”), Richard Belzer (“Law & Order: SVU”), Steve Schirripa (“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”), Kathy Najimy (“Veronica’s Closet”) and French Stewart (“Third Rock From the Sun”). Josh Gomez (“Chuck”), Lonny Ross and Keith Powell (“30 Rock”) also serve as talent scouts, along with Richard Kind and Fred Willard (“Mad About You”) and Alfonso Ribeiro (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”).

Leaked Footage from Last Comic Standing 6 [Dead-Frog]
Last Comic Standing — Unaired and Uncensored Part 1 of 5 [YouTube]
Popular Past and Present NBC Comedy Stars… [NBC press release]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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