As reported Last Comic Standing is returning back to television for its 8th season. The network has announced its cast of guest judges which includes Keenen Ivory Wayans and this years host JB Smoove.
Executive producer Wanda Sykes and her team have locked up their celebrity judges and premiere date for the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing. The 13-episode eighth season premieres on May 22 for two hours at 9 pm EST, airing for one hour at 10 pm in following weeks. Comedian J.B. Smoove will take over hosting duties each week on the nationally-televised stand-up comedy competition. Sticking to the standard three-person judges panel, producers have settled deals with Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters to judge and critique the comics. “We are ready to bring back the funny with this relaunch of Last Comic Standing,” said late night programming president at NBC Entertainment, Paul Telegdy. “With Keenen, Roseanne and Russell set as our new judges, J.B. as host…there will be plenty of laughter all summer.” Part of the grand prize for the winner includes an NBC talent deal and a half-hour scripted project to be developed by Universal Television.