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 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”).
Last Comic Standing — Unaired and Uncensored Part 1 of 5 [YouTube]
Popular Past and Present NBC Comedy Stars… [NBC press release]