'Last Comic' Finale Works Blue
Josh takes title over Ty BarnettLOS ANGELES --
Wednesday, he rode that philosophy to the top of "Last Comic Standing," topping fellow finalist Ty Barnett to win the fourth season of the NBC comedy competition. Blue, who has cerebral palsy, joins Dat Phan, John Heffron and Alonzo Bodden as "Last Comic" champs.
Blue has been the sentimental favorite throughout this year's competition, but he also performed solidly in the show's challenges, and he never had to perform in a head-to-head competition. Once the voting was turned over to viewers, he breezed through to the finals.
The 90-minute finale featured return appearances by the previous three winners, who showed that Blue still has a way to go to reach the top of his game. Heffron and Bodden in particular delivered polished sets of mostly new material, with Heffron riffing on marriage and Bodden talking about his new home in the suburbs ("I went looking for desperate housewives, but I found soccer moms").
"Last Comic" creator and former host Jay Mohr also made a return, delivering a solid set but keeping quiet about the rift between him and NBC that caused him to part ways with the show.
In winning the "Last Comic" title, Blue gets a talent deal with NBC and a stand-up special on sister network Bravo. NBC also announced Wednesday that "LCS" semifinalist and ex-"Road Rules" cast member Theo Von won the online "Last Comic Downloaded" competition.