I was watching Last Comic Standing last night on NBC. At the end of the show they picked the last five comics to make it into the house. As they picked the last five, I said to a friend, this show is fixed. Don’t get me wrong while I am a BlogCritic, I am not any more qualified than anyone else to pick the best five comics out of ten. But honestly, based on my reaction and the reaction of the live audience it was easy to see something just was not RIGHT! And it took about a minute to prove that my gut level reaction was correct. The show is fixed.
Meanwhile both Drew Carey and Brett Butler (two of the four of the celebrity talent scouts) immediately started to “pitch a fit” when the five winning comics were named. It seems that of the four celebrity host, three out of four of them voted for 3 comics that did not get in to the house. As the show ended it was being explained to Drew Carrey that there were four additional voters that he knew nothing about. These were made up of the shows producers and two NBC executives. It’s now obvious that the show is rigged. And if that is the case, why watch? You certainly could not describe this as a fair competition, when the producers and executives get involved. All they care about is good TV. Well guess what, it’s a sham.
I guess you could feel sorry for Jay Mohr, the shows host. He obviously has “little” clout or control. And, now he looks like the fool, and frankly, from my point of view is disgraced in the industry.
In my opinion, Dan Naturman and Jimmy Wiggins got screwed. To compare this show to American Idol is a joke (hahhahahaha). I mean it’s clear that shows like the Apprentice are also rigged for good TV, but at least they are smart enough to make it impossible to prove.
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Robert T DeMarco is CEO of IP Group in Herndon VA. IP Group offers software communication tools for use on the Internet. These include: PowerTools, Watch Right, Always on Time and IM Frame. Mr. DeMarco is the author/editor of several Weblogs and is also a member of the High Tech Crimes Industry Association (HTCIA). Mr. DeMarco spent 20 years on Wall Street during his second career.
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