Growing up, I was obsessed with Last Comic Standing. Back when you couldn’t find new comics every second on YouTube, Netflix and Instagram, Last Comic Standing was a show that introduced you to new up and coming comedians at the speed of light. Here are 15 comics we forgot were featured on the show but have since risen in popularity. (P.S. Season 3 was a combination of 20 comics featured from both seasons 1 and 2).

Todd Glass

Todd Glass


L.A.’s favorite screaming comedian Todd Glass was once just a contestant on Last Comic Standing in season 2. Poor Todd was eliminated in the second round of the competition, and eliminated in the semifinals of season 3. 

Eddie Pepitone

Eddie Pepitone Last Comic Standing


I found a credit for Last Comic Standing on Eddie Pepitone’s IMDB and sure enough, he can be spotted in the first episode of the first season as one of the top 25 comics initially chosen. Eddie is the embodiment of the NYC comedy scene, so who better to represent the city than him.

Ralphie May

Ralphie May Last Comic Standing


Search the recesses of your mind. Do you remember THE Ralphie May being on Last Comic Standing? Ralphie made it all the way to the final round in the first season only to be defeated by Dat Phan. Pour a Big Gulp out for my boy, Ralphie.

Gary Gullman

Gary Gullman

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This American Life’s sweetheart and all around comedy gentle giant, Gary Gullman was a contestant in season two of the show. Gary made it all the way to the top three of season two, and when brought back for season three, made it to the semifinals with Todd Glass.

Lavell Crawford

Lavell Crawford Last Comic Standing


Lavell Crawford is hands down one of the funniest people alive today, but he made his national TV debut on the fifth season of Last Comic Standing. He came in second place behind household name Jon Reep.

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