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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie May
    Okay just to clear it up. Last night we taped two shows. The first one was taped in real time which means NBC won't edit anything (except cuss words), we the comics all performed. The lineup was; Ralphie, Dat, Tess, Rich, Cory. It was personally the best comedy show audience I have ever performed in front of. We changed wardrobe, then went back out to the set. We all came back out on stage and we where asked questions about the show. Then we were joined on stage by the other housemates, and more Q&A. Then the other housemates were excused and then we answered some questions, you see some of the audition tapes from the best of the worst. Then we wrapped.

    What is going to happen is on the 29th the standup will air and at the end of the show, everyone will get the chance to vote by phone(for one hour each time zone) and 24 hours online. You can only vote three times by each phone line, and three times from your computer.

    Ta Da you got the scoop before anyone else. Why do you hate me so much? LOL.

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    Now who said anything about hating you? Haven't I always been fair?
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    It seems that NBC really wants Dat to win.. In this case, the title should be " The best quotes user" and Dat would be a Jokes-Encyclopedia walking, letter M ( quotes from Margaret Cho, May Ralphie et al )

    Thanks Ralphie, I can't wait to see your performance next Tuesday.

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    Stealing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie May
    My normal set in Los Angeles is only 20 minutes. Headlining on the road 45 to an hour. To make all the sets shorter is only beneficial to those comics with limited amounts of material. Five minutes is enough to get the taste of who is better especially since its coming unedited. You'll see who the best comic is...you'll vote for the one you love the most. The Last Comic Standing is...IMO Dat Phan. You guys were made to believe we all hated him. None of us hate him. Hell I dont hate him and last night I saw him use one of my jokes at the audition. (Just so you'll know...Remember my joke about living in a dangerous part of Los Angeles called Los Angeles, Dat says he is lived in a racist part of San Diego called San Diego. That is my joke, he did it when he didn't think anyone would see it. He knows its mine, and I am not even Asian. Trust me that stealing stuff will catch up to him.)

    Ralphie May
    But seeing as how Dat is going to change the world with his comedy, don't you think you could overlook the fact that he stole from you and generally insulted all stand-ups whenever he had a chance.

    Dat fan is to Margret Cho as Dennis Leary is to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsdiv
    But seeing as how Dat is going to change the world with his comedy, don't you think you could overlook the fact that he stole from you and generally insulted all stand-ups whenever he had a chance.

    Dat fan is to Margret Cho as Dennis Leary is to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __?
    Don't you mean "change the world with other people's comedy"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayner
    Don't you mean "change the world with other people's comedy"?
    The funny thing is... Dat's spin, as described by Ralphie, on his joke isn't even funny. It might, with really over-the-top delivery, get some laughs, but it doesn't have that inner ring of natural funniness that Ralphie's version had. Los Angeles being "dangerous" is something relatable to everyone. San Diego being "racist" is just going to sour some stomachs. It's an example of that tendency for Mr. Phan to follow the apparent laughs more than the inner comedic gauge which the funniest people do. {Disclaimer: Please note that saying this about Dat Phan neither means I hate him, want him to be bitten by dogs whenever he walks by a junkyard, want his life or career to be a failure, don't think he isn't a human being, would deprive him of water in a desert, think he's less funny than Geoff, E.I.E.I.O., etc. etc. etc.}

    Err. Ralphie... you aren't making this up just to mock us a bit for all of the pro-Dat/anti-Dat crap going on here, are you? I could totally see you sittin' back in a chair going "Ha! Got them! Now they'll be talking about THIS for thirty pages!" (and actually it WOULD be funny )
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    Krom, your post makes excellent points, and your disclaimer has me

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    Vegas Show 7-23 (Live Report)

    I attended the tapings in Vegas on Wednesday night. I just thought I would add to what Ralphie has already posted in “The Vegas Show” thread. I will try to keep from editorializing as much as possible with the performances and instead report on crowd reactions and things of that nature. I will also try not to ruin the comics’ bits for you with too many quotes and too much detail. Spoilers follow, so beware.

    First, the warm-up guy, Rich (or Mitch) Williams (kind of hard to hear) came out to, well, warm up the crowd. He also came out at various times when they weren’t taping, but wanted to keep the crowd somewhat entertained. I believe he thoroughly understood that his job was to not be funnier than the finalists. He struggled through some material about reality shows (“Who Wants to Take a Bath with My Grandpa!”) and got a fairly lukewarm response from the crowd. Granted it’s hard to entertain a restless crowd stuck there for well over 4 hours while sound guys and make-up people are swarming around on stage behind and (in some cases) in front of you. He was great at dealing with hecklers, though

    Next, we taped a whole bunch of applause bits and audience shots. The director, Chuck, asked for “absolutely no heckling.”

    Then they rolled the intro and on video and showed each of the comedians in the order they would be performing: 1. Ralphie 2. Dat 3. Tess 4. Rich 5. Cory.
    The level of audience reaction for each was: 1. Dat 2. Ralphie 3. Tess 4. Cory 5. Rich. Seriously, the crowd went crazy for Dat on the intro.

    Next Jay Mohr came out to a standing ovation (the director “directed” us to do it, but we would have done it anyway). Very hot crowd. Jay explained the rules and format for “the biggest moment of these comics’ lives.” Five minute sets. After five, we shut off the mike. “Life’s tough, wear a cup.” Phones open for one hour after the show and for 25 hours online at www.votenbc.com. Limit three votes from each phone and computer. Jay then did some material on the French accents at the Paris Casino and the absurdity of souvenir cups (e.g., the difficulty finding a straw long enough to fit down Celine Dion’s spine). Then, they roll a video of Ralphie and Jay introduces our first comic:

    Ralphie May: Huge Standing Ovation when he came out. I won’t ruin anyone’s set by getting into too much detail, but Ralphie riffed on the heat in Vegas, stupid little rich girls protesting, “no war for oil”, and the price of gas. The crowd gave Ralphie another standing O in the middle of his set. Phenomenal how much the crowd loved him. An enthusiastic standing O at the end of his set and a big “Ralphie” chant. To vote for Ralphie: 1-866-VOTE-4-01.

    Dat Phan is next (with big ol’ spiky hair – not Tere spiky, but spiky nonetheless). As Jay said, “Dat Phan is waiting in the wings; hopefully not under a curtain.” Noticed how I used a semicolon in that sentence in honor of Rob? Jay interacts with the audience during this, and all, commercial breaks. Seriously quick on his feet. Video introducing Dat Phan. “Comedy is like standing on the tops of two mountains reaching up to touch God.” I just keep thinking of those poor people down in the valley staring up at a Vietnamese man’s crotch. “Ladies and Gentlemen…”

    Dat Phan: Pretty big standing O for Dat at beginning. He started out right away with the accent and a joke about how his mom used to tell him to “Turn down dat fan!” He did a bit about the Vietnam War and went for the cheap applause “for our troops.” He talked about dating a Vietnam vet’s daughter, his mom’s bad directions, and living in a gay neighborhood. Crowd was with him until he ended with the bit on what racists say to him on the street (“ching, chong, ching”… “I don’t walk around saying ‘airplanes, cars…’”). This was the same bit most of the audience had seem him do the night before when he went against Geoff. Only about 2/3 of the audience stood up for the end. To vote for Dat Phan: 1-866-VOTE-4-02.

    More Mohr during break. Funny, funny guy. Next up (after the video) is:

    Tess: Very warm standing O for Tess. She jokes about her former life as a stripper (“big girls invented the lap dance) and a plus-size model (including a joke about not knowing which way to put on a thong – I swear I’ve heard it before, but the crowd loved it). She finished strong with a bit on men from Africa. Crowd gave her another standing O (anyone noticing a trend?). Very pro-Tess crowd. To make a vote for funny or sexy, dial 1-866-VOTE-4-03.

    At break, Jay rips on the late-comers (“Can I get you anything, like a watch?”) and does a great little tribute to Buddy Hackett (“Buddy’s here right now.”). Back from break. Next up is the Don. Video where Rich says how nervous he is and that he is “Gonna stink!” Ladies and Gentlemen…

    Rich Vos: Warm standing O. “How about a round of applause for all my opening acts.” Funny bits on nickel slots, conquering the world with toenail clippers, striking out with Vegas girls (“I stink”), dating young girls, and how his daughter is evil. The crowd was rolling, and Rich ended with a standing O from over 3/4 of the crowd. To vote for the Don: 1-866-VOTE-4-04.

    Break. Jay doing hilarious impressions of Al Pacino and Christopher Walken (“We need more cowbell!”). Time for the last of our comics (after the requisite intro video):

    Cory Kaheney: Another standing O. The bits: Comics have great hours, women and orgasms (the crowd loved this one), low-cut pants, panty lines, and “planning mommy’s funeral.” I know I mentioned Dat repeating jokes, but I would have loved to have heard a little more about “Elizabeth the Slut.” Not happening tonight, though. Crowd loves Cory during her set, but Cory gets a standing O from only about 2/3 of the crowd. To show your love to Corey: 1-866-VOTE-4-05.

    Recap of the night’s performances (we didn’t see it – to be edited in later). Repeat of the numbers and rules for voting. They bring out all five finalists in the order they performed. Level of crowd response at this point: 1. Ralphie 2. Cory 3. Tess 4. Rich Vos 5. Dat. Interesting turn. At this point, there were lots of yells for Ralphie. I can’t even begin to describe how much the crowd was behind him after his set. Jay announced that next week would be a 2 hour special finale. The first hour would be a clip/reunion show with all 10 finalists (this was taped on Wednesday night as well). The second hour would be the elimination show. And, the winner gets to fly to L.A. the next night to perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

    One additional note: During the breaks, there were several people yelling for Dave Mordal (e.g., "We want Dave", "Where's Dave", "Dave, we love you."), but no response from Jay.

    That’s it for this show. I can’t wait to see on Tuesday what they do to it in the editing booth.

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    I can't believe Dat re-used some of his damn jokes.

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    Excellent recap of the night's events, jvc!

    I so wish I could have been there!

    Thanks for giving us the scoop. Though you might want to reassure dvm; she seems a little nervous about the response to Dat.

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    “Dat Phan is waiting in the wings; hopefully not under a curtain.” Noticed how I used a semicolon in that sentence in honor of Rob?
    Not to be a punctuation Nazi, but I have to clear up the use of a semicolon. It is used to separate two independent clauses. For example:

    I have to clear up the use of a semicolon; it is used to separate two undependent clauses.

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