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Ralphie May, Last Comic Standing’s first runner-up, has died

Ralphie May, one of the breakout stars from the NBC series Last Comic Standing, died today at age 45 of cardiac arrest. His publicist released a statement that was also posted to his Twitter account: “We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May. Ralphie had been battling pneumonia and had cancelled a …

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Why NBC renewed Last Comic Standing and why I’m surprised

NBC brought back Last Comic Standing back for an eighth season after a four-year absence on the network, and Sunday announced that the show has been renewed. The network also renewed America’s Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior. That’s somewhat of a surprise: it doest seem to have much buzz, and its ratings have been …

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Craig Robinson rules Last Comic Standing, but its judges suck the life out of it

Last Comic Standing is in its second week of performances by the top 10, and the show’s new format just has the finalists performing each week and being eliminated by viewer votes. There’s no house or challenges, just stand-up. For stand-up fans, that’s great. But it’s not much of a reality competition any more, with …

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