Last Comic Standing
Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.
Sep. 13, 2008
These days reality shows attempt to anoint everything from top chefs to top photographers to top interior designer, seldom achieving relevance. For obvious reasons, the best of these TV job-search contests actually focus on talents that are, you know, actually interesting to watch, like singing, dancing and, in the case of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” stand-up. One of the few prime-time showcases for fledging comedians, NBC’s show has a reputation for breaking legitimately worthwhile talent, and the program lends itself to a touring showcase. This year’s tour, which stops at the Pabst Theater at 8 p.m. tonight, features the top five finalists from the show’s sixth season, Louis Ramey, Jim Tavare, Jeff Dye, Marcus and winner Lliza Shlesinger.