Last Comic Standing returns to NBC on Thursday, May 22nd. As part of Rob Has a Podcast’s coverage of Last Comic Standing 2014, Rob Cesternino interviews Alonzo Bodden, winner of Last Comic Standing 3. Rob and Alonzo have recorded many podcasts together as the co-hosts of the NFL podcast, “Time Out with Terrell Owens”
Interview with Alonzo Bodden to Preview Last Comic Standing 2014
Alonzo first appeared on Last Comic Standing 2 in the summer of 2004. Alonzo ending up finishing second in that season to the eventual winner, John Heffron. After the success of Last Comic Standing 2, NBC ordered another season pitting the cast of Season 1 vs the cast of Season 2 in the fall of 2004 – calling it Last Comic Standing 3. Alonzo would be the winner of Last Comic Standing 3, though the show had a controversial ending. NBC cancelled the show before the last episode and nobody knew who the winner was… including Alonzo. Alonzo reveals how he found out he won the show and how the finale of the show ended up airing on Comedy Central.
Discussing the New Season of Last Comic Standing
Rob and Alonzo discuss what is on tap for the new season of the show. Alonzo says that the new season is being produced by stand-up comedienne Wanda Sykes. The new show will be part of NBC’s summer lineup beginning later this week. The show will be hosted by comedian J.B. Smoove (and star of “The Millers”!) who will be the show’s 5th host. Joining J.B. Smoove will be a 3 person panel of judges: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Roseanne Barr and Russell Peters.
Alonzo and Rob discuss some of the format changes that have taken place over the years. Alonzo talks about why comedians are different than your typical reality TV show contestants. Alonzo discusses what it’s like living in the house and how sometimes the need for drama in the reality portion of the show can be a detriment to the stand-up comedy aspect of the show.
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