"Knock, knock." "Who's there?" "The rivial of a long-missed stand-up comedy competition!"
Okay, we'll admit it — that was a terrible joke. (Hey, we're writers, not comedians!) But lucky for us, NBC has opted to bring back 'Last Comic Standing' after a four-year hiatus, giving actual comedians the chance to, once again, show us how it's done. Yup, this is really happening, you guys. We kid you not!
However, this isn't the first time the series has made a comeback. The show got canceled in 2004 after only three cycles, but was later brought back in 2006, only to be taken off the air again after its seventh season in 2010. Anyone else getting a serious case of whiplash? (No? Still a bad joke? I'm trying, y'all!)
The upcoming eighth season of 'LCS' — which initially launched back in 2003 — will air sometime next summer on the NBC network, though as of right now no specific date has been set. Likewise, a host has yet to be selected as well, though prior picks have included the likes of Jay Mohr, Anthony Clark, and Bill Bellamy.
As an extra little treat, the network also announced that the hilarious Wanda Sykes will be coming on board to executive produce along with returning executive producer Page Hurwitz. So rest assured that the series is in very good comedic hands.
'Last Comic Standing' is responsible for introducing several now-famous comic talents into the world, such as Doug Benson, Ralphie May and Amy Schumer. And now that the show is getting back on track, who knows what other fresh talent fan will be introduced to.
So break a leg, contestants! Just make sure it's not your funny bone...