Last Comic Standing Host J.B. Smoove: “Comedy Is Drama”


Next week, NBC’s Last Comic Standing returns with a completely new look. JB Smoove, a talented comic who brings the ruckus on Curb Your Enthusiasm, serves as the show’s host, with Roseanne, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters serving as the judges.

With the participants receiving an invite only shot at Last Comic Standing, the humor should be on a rather high level for season 8. The top 100 comics in the U.S. will duke it out for the top 20 spots, and only the top 10 comics will be picked for the challenge rounds.

During the NBC TCA press day, I asked Mr. Smoove if comedy is a harder craft to hone than drama. To the entertainer, both are actually one and the same, and he explained why many comics also have a natural knack for drama. Check out the video below:

To check out some funny videos that are spearheaded by Smoove (included the Segway Pimp), check out

Last Comic Standing’s new season premieres May 22 (NBC, 9 pm et/pt).

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