The BEST Episodes of Last Comic Standing

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2019

Network: NBC

A nationwide talent search accepting the best professional and non-professional stand-up comedians. Once the selection process is narrowed to 10, the show covers the contestants as they live together and compete for an exclusive contract with NBC, and to be called the Last Comic Standing. In Season 3 ("The Battle of the Best"), the object of the contest was the first season's 10 finalists versus second season's 10 finalists. No immunity challenges this time, or time spent showing the comics living together. It's pure stand-up.

Auditions 3

#1 - Auditions 3

Season 6 - Episode 3

The hunt for the Last Comic Standing continues with auditions. French Stewart and Josh Gomez scout for talent in San Francisco, while Dave Foley and Richard Kind scout for talent just north of the border in Toronto.

star 10.00
3 votes
Auditions 4

#2 - Auditions 4

Season 6 - Episode 4

The hunt for the Last Comic Standing continues with auditions. Two former Cheers stars, George Wendt and John Ratzenberger, scout for talent in Nashville, while Kate Flannery and Brian Baumgartner scout for talent in Minneapolis.

star 10.00
1 votes
The Finale

#3 - The Finale

Season 5 - Episode 15

Who will be named the Last Comic Standing for Season 5? Season Finale complete with special guest stars: Dane Cook, Frank Caliendo, Alonzo Bodden, Ant, Doug Benson, Carrot Top, Todd Glass, and more!

star 9.00
1 votes
Semifinals 2

#4 - Semifinals 2

Season 6 - Episode 7

This is the second half of the semifinals round to determine the Last Comic Standing. Richard Belzer and Steve Schirripa return again for this second half of the semifinal round to help determine who moves on to the next round, and those who do not. At the end, only 12 comedy acts will move on to the next round and continue to compete to be the Last Comic Standing.

star 9.00
1 votes
Episode 9

#5 - Episode 9

Season 6 - Episode 9

The remaining comics must fill their shopping carts with props for a show they must perform for shoppers in a household goods store; comic Carrot Top judges the contestants on their success with the props; two comics are eliminated.

star 9.00
1 votes
Episode 10

#6 - Episode 10

Season 6 - Episode 10

The eight remaining comics are surprised with a trip to the Playboy Mansion; the comics are asked to tell Hugh Hefner's girlfriends, Holly, Bridget and Kendra, a humorous bedtime story.

star 9.00
1 votes
Episode 11

#7 - Episode 11

Season 6 - Episode 11

The five finalists are revealed.

star 9.00
1 votes
Season Finale

#8 - Season Finale

Season 6 - Episode 12

Jon Lovitz and last season's winner, Jon Reep, perform; Gilbert Gottfried, Penn and Teller, Joel McHale and this season's top-12 finalists make special appearances; the winner is revealed.

star 9.00
1 votes
West Coast Semi-Finals

#9 - West Coast Semi-Finals

Season 1 - Episode 1

Comics on the West Coast compete in California to see who will move on to the Las Vegas competition. Ten finalists are chosen: Geoff Brown, Rob Cantrell, Tere Joyce, Ant, Ralphie May, Randi Kaplan, Lang Parker, Tess, Sean Kent, Dat Phan.

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Rob Fox
Writers: Walter Gause
Invitational 4

#10 - Invitational 4

Season 8 - Episode 3

The comics deliver their sets during the final round of invitationals.

star 8.23
30 votes
2 Hour Finale - Top 3 to 1

#11 - 2 Hour Finale - Top 3 to 1

Season 8 - Episode 12

The final three comics compete one last time; Roseanne Barr, Russell Peters, and the winner of the “Comic Comeback” online competition perform; the judges declare which comic will win the cash prize, talent deal, and television development deal.

star 8.16
31 votes
Challenge 3 - Universal Tram Experience

#12 - Challenge 3 - Universal Tram Experience

Season 8 - Episode 8

The seven remaining comics serve as tour guides on the Universal Studios tram tour; guest mentor Howie Mandel.

star 8.09
23 votes
Semifinal Night 2

#13 - Semifinal Night 2

Season 8 - Episode 5

Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer mentor the comics before they perform in front of their largest audience yet.

star 8.04
27 votes
East Coast Semi-Finals

#14 - East Coast Semi-Finals

Season 1 - Episode 2

Comics on the East Coast perform at Caroline's Comedy Club, in New York. Celebrity talent scouts are stand up comedian Colin Quinn, Joy Behar from the View, and Caroline Rhea of the Caroline Rhea Show. The comics joke about such things as having a teenage daughter, shark shows, robbing local gas stations, french Canadians, illegal immigrants, etc. Finalists chosen to advance are Russ Meneve, Dave Mordal, Rich Vos, Cory Kahaney, Eddie Pepitone, John Preist, Jen Kirwin, Carmen Lynch, Craig Baldo, and Jessie Taylor. Some good ad-libs are made by John Preist, Rich Vos, and others. Caroline Rhea realizes that one comic pretty much stole her act, which is probably why she didn't make it to Vegas.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Rob Fox
Writers: Walter Gause
Finale (2)

#15 - Finale (2)

Season 1 - Episode 11

The two-hour finale aired Tuesday, August 5th with Dat Phan taking the stage as The Last Comic Standing!

star 8.00
1 votes
Auditions 2

#16 - Auditions 2

Season 6 - Episode 2

Last Comic Standing arrives in Los Angeles. Talent scouts Angela Kinsey and Oscar Nuñez from NBC's hit comedy The Office are the judges the comics need to impress. One of the first comedians, Ron G., opens with jokes about his dream-snatcher girlfriend and gets a pass to the evening showcase. The usual crazy comics are ever present. One guy doesn't even want to be a comic! Then there's the scary "mistress of death." Both are obvious no-nos. Amber Tozer manages to get through with jokes about her dysfunctional family. Adam Richmond, a naughty Jew who loves Jesus, makes the first cut as well.

star 8.00
4 votes

#17 - Semifinals

Season 6 - Episode 6

The comics have been chosen from the auditions, and the semifinals have now begun. The talent scouts appearing are Richard Belzer and Steve Schirripa as the comics now compete in Las Vegas to become the Last Comic Standing.

star 8.00
2 votes
Semifinal Night 1

#18 - Semifinal Night 1

Season 8 - Episode 4

Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer mentor the comics before they perform in front of their largest audience yet.

star 7.93
30 votes
Invitational 3

#19 - Invitational 3

Season 8 - Episode 2

Comics hope to advance to the semi-final round.

star 7.84
32 votes
Semifinals, Round 2

#20 - Semifinals, Round 2

Season 7 - Episode 5

This episode is the second part of the semi-finals.

star 7.83
6 votes
Challenge 2 - Talk Show

#21 - Challenge 2 - Talk Show

Season 8 - Episode 7

Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres puts the comics to the test; comic Wanda Sykes teaches the comics how to shine during interviews.

star 7.68
31 votes
Semifinals, Round 1

#22 - Semifinals, Round 1

Season 7 - Episode 4

This week the comedians funny enough to make it past the first round get a second shot to impress the judges and take another step towards the ultimate prize.

star 7.67
9 votes
Finals - Top 5 to 4

#23 - Finals - Top 5 to 4

Season 8 - Episode 10

Special guest Jay Leno holds a comic roundtable, kicking off the first finals round as the 5 remaining contestants return to the stage.

star 7.65
23 votes
Premiere (Invitationals 1 & 2)

#24 - Premiere (Invitationals 1 & 2)

Season 8 - Episode 1

Comics perform their funniest sets for the judges.

star 7.62
34 votes
Writers: Hugh Fink, Jeff Stilson, Lance Crouther, Miles Grose
The Invitationals (2)

#25 - The Invitationals (2)

Season 9 - Episode 2

The second group of Invited Comics takes the stage to compete for a spot in the semifinals.

star 7.62
47 votes