Last Comic Standing is one of those shows I have a serious love/hate relationship with. I keep coming back for more, even though nine times out of 10 I'm left feeling disappointed by our time together. Hoping to put some spice back into the show and well... maybe make it... I don't know.. funny? NBC has decided to have some of their past and current stars help out scouting the talent. Familiar faces from Cheers, like George Wendt and John Ratzenberger, along with the huggable and adorably funny NewsRadio star Dave Foley, will join some others during the audition process. All I can say is "Thank God." Now these people are actually funny, unlike host Bill Bellamy who really does nothing for me. Hopefully the celebs will be able to recognize some talent in other people. And then, fingers crossed for this because it is a long shot, America will keep the clever and funny people on the show instead of voting them off early on. I still don't get really get last season's one-note winner Jon Reep. Anyway. Hopefully this judging twist will keep me from breaking up and making up with this show several times throughout the season, and give me hope for a nice long future together.
If you're suffering from geek withdrawal without Chuck or Big Bang Theory airing right now, meet Last Comic Standing's Jacob Sirof. He's an aspiring stand-up comic (obviously) who rocks some big chunky coke bottle glasses and has several (yes, several) Star Wars related tattoos, including his name written in across his stomach in Aurabesh. He's not funny enough to make it through to the next round, but the adorkable guy is brave to embrace his inner nerd (rather geek, he makes a bit distinction) and share his weirdness with the world. Good thing he's married though, because I've got to imagine that after this aired on national TV, he'd have a hard time getting love from the ladies. Well, unless they've got matching Aurabesh tattoos.