A LIL ABOUT STANDUP NBC This year marks the 15th annual nationwide open call search for stand-up comedians of diverse backgrounds. This initiative brings rising comedians from across the US & Canada to Hollywood to perform in front of a house full of talent agents, network and studio casting directors, as well as NBC Comedy Development & Programming Execs. Top recipient(s) receive an NBC Talent Holding Deal. Several comedians have been cast in star roles on NBC Primetime series, Last Comic Standing, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Some Alumni include Deon Cole, Brandon T Jackson, W Kamau Bell, Hasan Minhaj, Hannibal Buress & Lil Rel Howery. Competing tonight will be the finalists from Saturday's competition. NBC flies in executive judges such as the Booker from Jimmy Fallon & SVP of Universal Casting or comedy development heads, they will be selecting the winner(s) Proceeds from ticket sales will go to a local charity. No comps or discounts will be accepted.
No amount of scintillating Hollywood lights can make Arsenio Hall forget “The Land” he comes from. His pride for his hometown, Cleveland, Ohio, is so abundant that it almost swallows the Hollywood sign. No disrespect to the land of the stars, it’s just that Arsenio Hall comes from a different “land.”